In 2008, PRAM began recognizing outstanding professional educator members through its Educator of the Year award.
PRAM established this award to recognize an educator who has taught public relations or a closely-related discipline and who has demonstrated a commitment to advance the profession of public relations. Full-time faculty members teaching in a public relations/journalism/communication curriculum, at any rank, who are members of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi are eligible for nomination.
2014: Karyn Brown – Mississippi State University
2013: Nadia Bush – University of South Alabama
2012: Dr. Van Roberts – Mississippi University for Women
2011: Dr. John Forde, APR – Mississippi State University
2010: Leyla Goodsell – The University of Southern Mississippi
2009: Robin Street, APR – University of Mississippi*
2008: Dr. Laura Walton, APR – Mississippi State University*
*Denotes PRAM members who also received the Educator of the Year award from the Southern Public Relations Federation.