The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Bateman Team and Journalism 455 Public Relations Campaigns class received honorable mention in the national 2016 Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Case Study Competition.
UWO ranked 16 out of the 70 entries received across the country by PRSSA Headquarters in New York City.
“The UWO Bateman Team and the Journalism Public Relations Campaigns class was able to increase awareness of UWO Student Veterans of America within the Oshkosh community by 20 percent in a seven-week period,” said Jean A. Giovanetti, Department of Journalism Lecturer and faculty adviser to the Bateman team. “They accomplished this with a lot of participation and support from students, staff, faculty, administrators and the Oshkosh community.”
Three teams were chosen as finalists and will present their campaigns to a panel of judges on Wednesday, May 18 in Chicago.
PRSSA challenged participants of the PRSSA 2016 Bateman Case Study Competition to raise awareness and spark local and national dialogue around the importance of education, in partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and Edelman.
The goals of this year’s Bateman Competition were to increase awareness on college campuses and in communities about veterans who are students around the globe, as well as increasing the support and networks for these deserving individuals.
Front left to right: Stephanie Stradel, Megan Klamrowski
Back left to right: Kimberly Lohre, Megan Schroeder, Mallory Radney
Front left to right: Jessica Zemlicka, Reegan Wallander, Stephanie Stradel, Megan Klamrowski, Mallory Radney
Back left to right: Kimberly Lohre, Megan Schroeder, Veronica Thiel, Connor Burke, Hannah Bostwick, Kristine Siebers