PRSSA team recieves honorable mention

Jessica Zemlicka

UW Oshkosh Bateman Team and Journalism 455 Public Relations Campaigns class received honorable mention in the national Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition.
The Bateman Team and campaigns class created a public relations campaign for the UWO Student Veterans of America chapter during the first seven weeks of spring 2016.
According to a press release sent out by the journalism department, UWO was ranked against other universities from across the country.
“UWO ranked 16 out of the 70 entries received across the country by PRSSA Headquarters in New York City,” the press release states.
According to the PRSSA website, Loyola University New Orleans, Samford University and the University of Alabama are the three finalists presenting their campaigns in Chicago on May 18.
Journalism lecturer and faculty adviser to the Bateman team Jean Giovanetti said the team and class achieved their goals for UWO SVA with the help from the campus community.
“The UWO Bateman Team and the Journalism Public Relations Campaigns class were able to increase awareness of UWO Student Veterans of America within the Oshkosh community by 20 percent in a seven-week period,” Giovanetti said. “They accomplished this with a lot of participation and support from students, staff, faculty, administrators and the Oshkosh community.”
UWO SVA held a game night on March 3 with the help of the Bateman team and campaigns class. A previous Advance-Titan article said the event increased awareness for UWO SVA on campus.