2021 IMPACT AWARDS

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BEST IN SHOW

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications

Community Relations / Connect2STEM

Mark Lane, Allison Otu, Caroline Berger and Annemarie Medina

SPECIAL AWARD

Career Impact

Robert Kingdon Berry

APR / Fellow PRSA

Rookie of the Year

Rocque Perez

Marketing Strategist, University of Arizona

Media Person of the Year

Dylan Smith

Editor & Publisher, Tucson Sentinel

Professional of the Year

Pam Scott

Associate Vice President of Communications, University of Arizona

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

General Marketing Communications / Give Big Give United Campaign

CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness

General Marketing Communications / Substance Use Treatment Campaign

Kristine Welter Hall and Caliber Group

Gordley Group

Community Relations / Town of Oro Valley

Jennifer LaHue Smith, Jan Gordley, Richie Brevaire and Laura Jones

Visit Tucson

Multicultural Communications / When the Border Reopens

Marisol Vindiola and J. Felipe Garcia

Sundt Construction

General Marketing Communications / Building El Paso

Tech Parks Arizona

Community Relations / Women of the Tech Park

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications

Social Media Communications / Expert Insights

Mark Lane, Erica Rankin, Viola Watson, Roy Wageman, Lesley Merrified and Caroline Mosley

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications

Community Relations / Connect2STEM

Mark Lane, Allison Otu, Caroline Berger and Annemarie Medina

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

General Marketing Communications / Be the Miracle

Debra Howard

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

Internal Communications / COVID-19 Survival Kit

Debra Howard

University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Special Event or Observance / UACI at Oro Valley

Tech Parks Arizona

Special Event or Observance / Tamales and Tech Park

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE MERIT AWARDS

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Creative Collateral / Spring Tocqueville Video Card

Gordley Group

Creative Collateral / Gordley Group Holiday Card

Jennifer LaHue Smith, Jan Gordley, Richie Brevaire and Laura Jones

Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network

Annual Report / CCRN 5-Year Review and 2020 Annual Report

Caryn S. Fogel, Holly Richer, Brooke Bushman and Juliet McKenna

Sundt Construction

General Marketing Communications / Building El Paso

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications

General Marketing Communications / Antibodies Shown to Provide Long-term Immunity Against COVID-19

Mark Lane, Stacy Piggot, Sarah Sher, Viola Watson, Noelle Haro-Gomez, Lesley Merrifield, David Mogollon an Kayla Pearce

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications

News/Media Release or PSA / Pain Relief Caused by SARSW-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread

Mark Lane, Stacy Piggot, Erica Rankin, Viola Watson, Lesley Merrifield, Debra Bowles and Kris Hanning

Chapter Tributes

PRSA Longtime Member Steve Emerine, APR, died Feb. 13, 2009 at 73 years old due to medical complications. He held several editing posts and was a columnist for the Arizona Daily Star and theTucson Citizen. Other career stops included posts at The University of Arizona, the elective office of Pima County assessor 1973-1980, managing the Green Valley News, and doing public relations work and a weekly column for Inside Tucson Business. Steve has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Southern Arizona Chapter since November 1991. He was president of the Southern Arizona Chapter in 1999 and received the Public Relations Practitioner of the Year Award in 2004.