The Outstanding Educator of the Year award recognizes a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching.
“Throughout her career Julie has not only taught young students about the intricacies of the public relations industry, but she has also served as a trusted advisor and mentor,” said Joe Cohen, APR, 2014 PRSA National Chair. “Her commitment to her Public Relations Student Society of America, her local PRSA Chapter and the PRSA Educators Academy are prime examples of why Julie is especially deserving of this incredible honor.”
Henderson currently serves as professor of public relations at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is faculty adviser to the UW Oshkosh Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter. In 2009, Henderson was selected to serve a two-year term as the National Faculty Adviser for the PRSSA.
“Words cannot express how honored I am to receive this award, especially considering the amazing work being done by many educators all over the country,” said Henderson. “I am so appreciative that PRSA makes a point of specially honoring its educator members, who strive every day to help the next generation of public relations professionals advance the profession.”
Henderson is active in her local PRSA chapter and also a founding member of the Northeast Wisconsin PRSA chapter where she served as Assembly Delegate, treasurer and Accreditation chair. She has served on the board of the PRSA Educators Academy since 2007 and was elected to the PRSA College of Fellows in 2004.
Before joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 1993, Henderson taught at North Dakota State University for eight years.
The Conference will be held at Washington Marriott Wardman Park. A full lineup of speakers and registration information can be found at the Conference website. Discounted hotel and travel rates are also available.
About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct; and advocates for the business value of public relations and greater diversity among public relations professionals. Based in New York, PRSA comprises 110 local Chapters; 14 Professional Interest Sections that focus on specific industries and practice areas; and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.