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PRAD Receives PRWeek Second Place Honorable Mention Award for Outstanding Education Program

Student Konner Gross Wins Second Place for Outstanding Student

​​​​​​Faculty and Alumni at PRWeek Awards 2023

Pictured left to right: Don Ingle, PRAD professional lecturer; Olivia Knowlton, PRAD alum; Ron Culp, PRAD professional in residence and graduate professional program director; Konner Gross (photograph, as he was unable to attend), PRAD graduate student; Juliet Stantz, PRAD instructor and faculty advisor to DePaul PRSSA; and Sydney Dillard, associate professor and PRAD academic program director. Photo courtesy of Ron Culp.
​The College of Communication's Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) program was named Honorable Mention, Second Place, for Outstanding Education Program at the 2023 PRWeek Awards​ on March 16, 2023. Held in New York each year, this Honorable Mention marks another year of PRAD's long-standing national recognition for excellence with two previous first-place wins, three honorable mentions, and nine times as a finalist.

PRWeek names five programs from across the county for Outstanding Education Program Award consideration each year, and evaluates each school's public relations programs on curricular innovation, faculty members, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. DePaul's PRAD program won the top spot for this award in 2022 and 2018.
Grad Student Konner Gross
Graduate Student and VP of Creative for DePaul's Public Relations Student Society of America.

Graduate student Konner Gross also took home a second-place award for Outstanding Student, which recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding ability with various public relations skills. This year's entrants were asked to develop campaigns to promote civil speech on Meta platforms. Gross won second place for his entry, The Respect Project, designed to improve online discourse and reduce online misinformation. Gross is the current VP of Creative forDePaul's Public Relations Student Society of America​.

Congratulations to all!