Lynn Appelbaum is PRSA's Outstanding Educator of the Year

11/05/2015 Nancy 0 Comments

Congratulations to CCNY Professor Lynn Appelbaum who is the 2015-2016 recipient of the PRSA Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. This award honors Professor Appelbaum’s commitment to public relations education, the industry, her students, and diversity. Over the course of her illustrious 30-year career as a public relations practitioner and professor, she has built City College’s AD/PR undergraduate program into the prestigious program it is today. She is currently the Program Director as well as the Internship Director of the Media & Communication Arts Department at City College. In preparing her students to meet the needs of the industry and serving as a champion and advocate on the issue of Diversity and Inclusion, Lynn fosters the careers of countless students year after year. Her latest research on the lack of diversity in the PR industry demonstrates her willingness to hold the industry accountable for recruiting, promoting, and retaining a diverse PR industry workforce. Professor Appelbaum will receive the national award this weekend at the PRSA International Conference in Atlanta on November 9th.