Caitlin Teahan, account manager for WE Communications in the greater New York area and 2011 Spring Hill College (SHC) communications arts graduate, will be honored by PR News with the nationally recognized Rising PR Stars 30 & Under award. Teahan, who was nominated by her employer, will join other recipients at the Winter Awards Luncheon on December 6 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. PR News describes the award winners as those who have “stood out in the past year as professionals to watch, who are leading the charge in the PR sector.”
“Caitlin’s success from the very beginning of her career is a reflection of her earnest work ethic, which she displayed as a student and a leader on our campus,” said SHC President Christopher Puto, PhD.
Teahan, who went on to earn a master of science degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University after graduating from SHC, “was an exceptionally enterprising undergraduate” according to Sharee Broussard, PhD, associate professor and division chair for communication, fine and performing arts. “We couldn't be more proud of her for this amazing national recognition.” Stuart Babington, PhD, associate professor and department chair for communication, fine and performing arts echoed the sentiment, saying, “I've known Caitlin to be someone who strives to be an accurate and responsible communicator. Those attributes are putting her on the map among other public relations professionals.”
Teahan’s list of current projects include work for major brands and clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, automotive and premium beverages. “I also am dedicated to new business development and play a large role in pitching and planning,” said Teahan. She also reflected on her educational experience at Spring Hill College. “In all of my personal and perhaps in some cases, more importantly, my profession endeavors, I always recall a time when I learned something essential from SHC.” Teahan credits the communications arts faculty, saying they are “exquisite practitioners that have provided me with experiences that I actively refer to in professional settings, years later. Hands down, attending SHC and classes with the communication arts faculty are the best personal and professional decision I have made as a young adult.”
Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third-oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired and transformed by their experiences.