Randy Talley Rising Star Award

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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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

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 Randy Talley receives the Natalea Watkins Communicator of the Year Award in 2006 for service and leadership that sets a high standard for others.

Randy Talley receives the Natalea Watkins Communicator of the Year Award in 2006 for service and leadership that sets a high standard for others.

 
  2018 - Jacob Sircy   Webmaster and Videographer  East Central University

2018 - Jacob Sircy
Webmaster and Videographer
East Central University

 
  2017 - Courtney Leeper   Writer   Noble Research Institute From left: Randy Talley, Courtney Leeper and Amy Ford

2017 - Courtney Leeper
Writer
Noble Research Institute
From left: Randy Talley, Courtney Leeper and Amy Ford

  2015 - Ryan Jensen    Creative Marketing Manager  OSU-Tulsa  From Left: President Howard Barnett and Ryan Jensen

2015 - Ryan Jensen
Creative Marketing Manager
OSU-Tulsa
From Left: President Howard Barnett and Ryan Jensen

  2013 - Katie Dewey   Coordinator of Public Relations  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Center for Academic Success & Advising From left: Katie Dewey and Randy Talley

2013 - Katie Dewey
Coordinator of Public Relations Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Center for Academic Success & Advising
From left: Katie Dewey and Randy Talley

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