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Communication student receives national recognition

January 6, 2017

An Indiana State University student is a finalist nominated for the 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards for public relations work completed at WZIS-FM 90.7.

Rachel Eckerle, a senior communication major from Plainfield, is up for the award for Best Press Release in the marketing category. The recognition comes from public relations efforts led by Eckerle during the fall 2016 semester for the college radio station.

"The opportunity to hone my skills in a practical learning environment is the primary reason that I decided to study communication at ISU," Eckerle said. "The instructors and professors at the university have surpassed my expectations. As a result, I have been able to grow, professionally, in countless ways."

Eckerle earned the nomination for the national award for public relations work at WZIS-FM 90.7. The station is part of Indiana State's Student Media. Student Media units include: WZIS-FM 90.7, the Indiana Statesman, The Sycamore, Sycamore Video and Syc Creations.

"Rachel is an amazing individual. The accolades she receives is a testament to her hard work and dedication; such acknowledgment speaks to the great opportunities that exist for all of our students at ISU," said Jennifer Mullen communication instructor. "If students decide to take advantage of the resources that are offered by our department, opportunities for professional growth abundant."

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System received more than 5,000 applicants for the 2017 awards from more than 200 educational institutions nationwide. The winners of the IBS Awards will be announced in March during the 77th Annual International IBS Conference in New York.


Photo: -- Rachel Eckerle