Randy Talley Rising Star Award
The Randy Talley Rising Star Award recognizes rising communications, marketing and public relations professionals working at Oklahoma higher education institutions. The award is named in honor of Randy Talley, who served as a role model for numerous students and developing professionals during his tenure as Director of Media and Community Relations for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and his more than 20 years as a member of the Board of Directors of OCPRA.
Professionals selected for the Randy Talley Rising Star Award have demonstrated creativity, innovation, advocacy, expertise and integrity in their field of work reflective of those modeled by the award’s namesake. Emphasis in selecting an individual for the Rising Star distinction is placed on accomplishments within the past year.
The Randy Talley Rising Star Award will be presented each year at the OCPRA/Communicators Council Fall Workshop and Luncheon.
A nominee must be employed by an institution that is either a member of OCPRA or participates in the OSRHE Communicators Council.
A nominee must have been at their current college/current position for a minimum of one year and not more than five years.
A previous recipient of the Randy Talley Rising Star Award may not be nominated again for the award.