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Diversity Awards


Chapter Diversity Awards

The PRSA Diversity Committee will award two PRSA Chapters with a PRSA Chapter Diversity Award. The award is given to PRSA Chapters that embody and demonstrate key values in diversity, and that contribute to advancing diversity as shown by submissions of their best practices and/or case studies. These awards will recognize their local efforts as well as provide further support for continued achievements at the Chapter level.

The PRSA Diversity Committee is now accepting entries for the Chapter Diversity Awards. 

In order for your Chapter to apply for a Chapter Diversity Award, your Chapter must have:

  • Initiated and/or maintained a diversity program between July 31, 2013 and July 30, 2014.
  • Recruited or mentored members with interests and expertise in diversity.
  • Demonstrated a significant contribution toward diversity through submission of best practice or case study.

If your PRSA Chapter has met the above criteria, please complete this form by Sep. 26, 2014 and email it to Laurent Lawrence, Associate Director of Public Relations, PRSA.

View Case Studies & Best Practices from Chapter Diversity Award winners.

D. Parke Gibson Pioneer Award

The D. Parke Gibson Pioneer Award is PRSA's highest individual award presented to a public relations professional that has contributed to the increased awareness of public relations within multicultural communities and participated in the promotion of issues that meet the unique needs of these diverse communities. D. Parke Gibson was a pioneer in multicultural public relations who founded the first black-owned public relations firm, D. Parke Gibson International, in New York in 1960.

More information about the D. Parke Gibson Pioneer Award

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