Marissa Reale, (’18), was the recipient of the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award at this year’s Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) annual meeting. The award is given annually to a college junior or senior who has exhibited outstanding professional promise in the field of public relations, has an excellent academic track record and contributes to his or her community. Only one student is selected from among student nominees from colleges in the Greater Philadelphia region.
“I am so honored to be selected to receive such a prestigious award. It’s incredible to be recognized by such a fantastic organization. I love the opportunities this organization gives to students, as well as Temple University for being so connected to its surroundings,” Reale said.
Reale is the seventh Temple student to receive the Brodey award, the most from any university in the region since the award’s inception in 2002.
She is heavily involved in Temple’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Temple’s only and nationally affiliated student-run PR firm, PRowl Public Relations. Reale serves as Vice President and Assistant Firm Director, respectively. She is also a member of PPRA.
The meeting took place on Thursday, June 22 at the new Museum of the American Revolution in Old City, Philadelphia.
KYW Newsradio’s Pat Loeb served as the moderator for the evening. Attendees also heard from Terrance C.Z. Egger, Publisher and CEO of the Philadelphia Media Network, and Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Media Network’s three media properties —
the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.