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2019 Bateman Case Study Competition

2019 Competition Judging Results

PRSSA Headquarters received 66 entries for the PRSSA 2019 Bateman Case Study Competition. Of these submissions, 18 entries received an honorable mention and three were chosen as finalists to present their campaigns to a panel of judges on May 16–17, in New York. The results are below:


  • California State University, Long Beach - First Place
  • University of South Carolina - Second Place
  • Brigham Young University, Team Blue - Third Place

Honorable Mentions

  • Brigham Young University - Tan Team
  • DePaul University - Vision of Us
  • High Point University
  • Kent State University - KSU Blue
  • Kent State University - KSU Gold
  • Lee University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • North Dakota State University - Diverse Communications
  • Ohio University
  • Samford University
  • Temple University
  • The University of Alabama
  • University of Florida
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • University of Nevada Reno
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Western Kentucky University - Team One

For more information about the winners read the release. Thank you to all teams for participating. Although this is a competition, the main purpose is to provide a learning opportunity. PRSSA Headquarters hopes all teams gained valuable experience from their hard work.


PRSA/PRSSA would like to thank the judges of the Competition for their time and expertise.

  • Jill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Arshia Anwer, Ph.D.
  • Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Don Bates, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Rick Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • David W. Brown
  • Sandy Charet
  • Joseph E. Cohen, APR
  • Gerald Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Debbie Davis, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Dawn M. Doty, APR
  • Michael M. Durand
  • Mark Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Geri Evans, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Henry Feintuch
  • Donald Ferguson, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Suzanne Fitzgerald, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Amiso George, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Hatti L. Hamlin, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Judith A. Harrison
  • Ellen Hartman, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Sherry Kast, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Wilma Ruth King
  • Sandra Knoesel, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Dean Kruckeberg, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Gina Pesko Laughlin
  • Chris Lukach, APR
  • Jeri Matheney, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Mark McClennan, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Debra A. Miller, Ed.D, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Alison Novak, Ph.D.
  • Judy Parker, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Chad Perry, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Judy Phair, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Heather L. Radi-Bermudez
  • Josette Robinson
  • James M. Shackelford, APR
  • Robert Sheldon, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Christina Tso Metz
  • Cristin Urban
  • Jody Weiss Venturoni
  • Larry Weiner, APR, Fellow PRSA

2019 Updates

Diverse Voices Book Sale and Fundraising

If your team has decided to sell the Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership book* as part of your campaign, please share the link below with people interested in buying the book. Similarly, if your team has decided to fundraise on behalf of the PRSA Foundation please share the link below with interested people. In order for your team to receive the credit for books sold or for fundraising the link below must be used, and your school/team name must be entered in checkout page.

* Approximately 70% of every book sale goes toward advancing the Foundation’s efforts to improve diversity and inclusion within the profession through scholarships, grants, supporting research, etc.

2019 Competition Materials