Journalism Faculty Member Named Oxford’s PR Professional of the Year

Robin Street recognized for career and teaching achievements

Kelly Graeber and Robin Street

OXFORD, Miss. – Robin Street, lecturer in journalism at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, has been named PR Professional of the Year by the Oxford chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi.

Street, who holds her Accredited in Public Relations certification, specializes in teaching public relations.

The award is given for career and professional achievements, as well as involvement in PRAM. Street co-founded the local PRAM chapter and has served as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer.

Chapter President Kelly Graeber presented the award to Street.

“Robin was chosen for the award because she is a role model and mentor to all her current and former students, as well as others in the profession,” Graeber said. “As a teacher, she has prepared hundreds of students to become the PR professionals they are today. In addition, her own work is award-winning. She is truly a shining example of what a PR professional should be.”

Street becomes the Oxford PRAM chapter’s nominee for the state Professional of the Year award. In 2009, Street was named Educator of the Year by both PRAM and the Southern Public Relations Federation.