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STEPHENVILLE (November 11, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s Legendary Weddings & Special Events, an experiential laboratory of the university’s Public Relations and Event Management (PREM) program, is recipient of a 2015 Worthy Award from the Greater Fort Worth chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
The Tarleton student-led non-profit organization is one of just two student groups honored by the Fort Worth PRSA chapter during its annual gala Nov. 5 at the Fort Worth Club.
Worthy Awards recognize “the best in strategic communications” and acknowledged Legendary Weddings & Special Events’ production of the 2015 Central Texas Wedding Expo for top achievement in the special events category. Tarleton’s entry was evaluated by third-party judges from the Greater Cleveland (Ohio) PRSA chapter.
Legendary Weddings & Special Events hosts its Central Texas Wedding Expo on the Tarleton campus annually, with the next expo set for Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. The expo is a production of PREM students under the direction of Dr. Gay Wakefield, associate professor and coordinator of the university’s PREM program.
“The magic of our Public Relations and Event Management program is that it goes beyond the typical college education, providing our graduates with solid professional-level experience working with real-world clients from their first lower-division course through their capstone project,” says Wakefield, adding, “PRSA’s Worthy Award is a wonderful tribute to our students’ success.”
The Central Texas Wedding Expo is a boutique-style show that includes a bridal-party fashion show and wedding vendors; exhibits for venues, makeup, catering, photography and wedding cakes; and drawings for couples and their wedding parties.
For more information about Tarleton’s PREM program, visit www.tarleton.edu/COLFAWEB/communications/prem. To learn more about Legendary Weddings & Special Events, see www.tarleton.edu/COLFAWEB/communications/Legendary.
About Greater Fort Worth PRSA
The Greater Fort Worth chapter of PRSA is an organization dedicated to enhancing the profession of public relations by promoting the professionalism of its members, as well as the public perception of the value of their contribution to the betterment of the community. PRSA creates a professional environment, serving the needs of its members by providing educational, networking, mentoring and social opportunities for professional growth and development.
Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.