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UTSA honored for excellence in communications and marketing

University earned six awards in 2017 PRSA San Antonio Del Oro program

University earned six awards in 2017 PRSA San Antonio Del Oro program.

(May 12, 2017) -- The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Antonio chapter has once again recognized The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for excellence in communications and marketing. UTSA received six Del Oro awards, PRSA San Antonio's annual program recognizing top-tier communications and marketing professionals and their outstanding campaigns and tactics.

The UTSA Office of University Communications and Marketing (UCM) received four Del Oro Awards. Sombrilla Magazine, UTSA's flagship publication, received an El Bronce Award of Excellence. Published each spring and fall in print and online, Sombrilla Magazine reports in-depth on UTSA's research, academics and campus life, offering smart insight into the growth of the university and its impact around the world.

UCM also received three El Bronce Awards of Merit for its public relations tactics including recognition for its social media methods to widely promote the innovative teaching methods of UTSA English associate professor Kinitra Brooks, for a news release about a UTSA biology professor's new method to kill cancer cells that received national attention and for its 2015 Annual Report.

Ali Kanso El-Ghori, professor of communication in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, received the organization's Tex Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award. Kanso El-Ghori is an internationally recognized public relations and integrated marketing communication expert. He is the author of 40 refereed articles, 11 book chapters and numerous essays. At UTSA, he teaches and conducts research on strategic planning in public relations, global corporate communication, issues management, and advertising and marketing.

Additionally, PRSA San Antonio recognized the UTSA Libraries for its Official Roadrunner Survival Guide, which is provided at Orientation to help students navigate the university's libraries.

UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.


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