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UNK- Matt Ringen, a University of Nebraska at Kearney student from Fairbury, has been presented the Meritorious Service Award from the Advertising and Public Relations (Ad/PR) Club, according to Dr. Ruth Brown, club adviser and associate professor of communication.
Dr. Brown noted that the award is not presented annually, but rather is presented only when a particularly deserving member is about to graduate.
“Matt Ringen has served the club well as a member for the past three years and as an officer for the past two years,” she said. “This past year, he performed duties as vice president in charge of public relations, which included both internal and external communication. The previous year, he was vice president in charge of internal communication.”
The Ad/PR Club exists to promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and public relations; to apply the skills, creativity and energy of those fields to help solve social problems; to facilitate mutually beneficial association between professionals and students; to develop the individual abilities of its members; and to promote fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.
The UNK Ad/PR Club, which is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, is open to students interested in careers in advertising or public relations.