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Lynn Appelbaum receives PRSA’s Outstanding Educator Award

Lynn Appelbaum
Lynn Appelbaum

In honor of her “significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching,” Lynn Appelbaum, director of the advertising and public relations specialization and professor in the City College of New York’s Department of Media & Communication Arts, receives the Public Relations Society of America’s Outstanding Educator Award.

A public relations professional and educator for more than 30 years, Appelbaum joined the CCNY faculty in 1993. She is a founding faculty member of CCNY’s master’s degree program in branding and integrated communications, which launched in 2013. She organized the college’s first PRSSA chapter in 1996 and continues to serve as its faculty advisor. In 2008, she received The City College Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.  CCNY honored her in 2014 by creating a scholarship in her name. 

Appelbaum served as co-principal of a PRSA Foundation-sponsored study highlighting the challenges facing young minority and multicultural PR pros. Entitled “An Examination of Factors Affecting the Success of Under-represented Groups in the Public Relations Profession,” the study looks at the day-to-day workplace experience of these professionals and measures their perception of how they are welcomed, supported and valued in their workplaces.

Appelbaum remains dedicated to creating scholarship opportunities for deserving students and to building strong relationships with leading agencies for student internships and entry-level hires.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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