College of Communication > About > College News > 2020 News > DePaul PRAD Students Take First Place in PRSSA's Bateman Competition
By Jen Himes /
May 19, 2020 /
Posted in: Student, Faculty /
PRSSA headquarters received 57 entries from students at universities across the country. Of those 57 entries, 14 received an honorable mention and three advanced to the final round to present their campaigns to a panel of judges. The final three teams included students from DePaul University, the University of Florida, and High Point University.
The Bateman Case Study Competition challenges students to execute a comprehensive public relations campaign, with this year’s focus on the 2020 Census. Through tactics such as social media, on-campus tabling, media outreach, and partnerships with university and government leaders, students’ campaigns aimed to educate members of their community about the importance of the census and motivate them to participate in the count.
Read more about DePaul students' campaigns for the 2020 Bateman Competition.
“We’re bursting with pride over this latest achievement by our PRAD students,” said
Alexandra Murphy, acting dean of the College of Communication. “The coveted Bateman Competition award complements other recognitions our program has received over the past three years, including PRWeek’s Outstanding Education Program and the Page Society’s Jack Koten Case Study grand prize. Congratulations to the students and their devoted faculty.”