Franklin University Faculty and Staff Members Garner PRSA Award
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2012
Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations
Columbus, OH —
Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce Dr. Doug Ross (Department Chair, Management and Marketing, MBA Program Chair) and Christine Allen (MBA Program Coordinator) have received the Award of Excellence in the Speeches/Non-profit category for their international commencement address delivered in Wroclaw, Poland. The recognition was awarded during the 2012 Central Ohio PRSA's PRism awards ceremony, an annual event held to honor exceptional public relations activities from a diverse mix of businesses, industries and backgrounds throughout central Ohio. The speech was recognized under the Single Item Entry-Speech category and was judged based on content, creativity, results/effectiveness, quality of production, technical excellence and appropriateness for the identified target audience.
The distinguished speech was presented at the commencement ceremony held for the first graduating international MBA class from Franklin’s University’s program in Wroclaw, Poland. The historic event marked the inaugural graduation for the University’s Poland location as well as for all of the University’s global locations.
Dr. Ross and Ms. Allen developed the speech to address several key objectives: 1) to motivate and inspire the graduating students; 2) to foster international relations; and 3) to enhance the brand image of Franklin University. In addition to reaching their three objects, the writers recognized the graduation ceremony served as one of the last touch points with the students. By communicating an inspiring message that left the students with a positive conclusion to their program, Dr. Ross and Ms. Allen hoped to generate positive word of mouth for future cohorts.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.
Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).