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Frances Ward-Johnson to Judge PRSA Silver Anvils

Frances Ward-Johnson, associate department chair and associate professor in the School of Communications, will be a national judge for the Public Relations Society of America's Silver Anvil Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding strategic public relations programs at national and international companies.

Frances Ward-Johnson

“The Silver Anvil is the established icon of best public relations practices and symbolizes the forging of public opinion,” according to PRSA. “It is annually awarded to organizations that have successfully addressed contemporary issues with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.”

The awards recognize completed programs that incorporate the hallmarks of public relations: sound research, planning, execution and evaluation.

Ward-Johnson and other judges from around the country will review hundreds of entries in several categories on March 25 in New York City. She is one of four judges from North Carolina.

Colin Donohue,
2/16/2011 2:53 PM