Broussard receives prestigious award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Mon, 05/17/2010 (All day)

May 17, 2010

Mobile, Ala. – Spring Hill College assistant professor of communication arts Dr. Sharee Broussard has been awarded one of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) most prestigious awards.

Broussard’s doctoral dissertation, “Source-Message-Receiver in Integrated Marketing Communication: A Study of U.S. Institutional Advancement” has been chosen as the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation winner for the 2010 Alice L. Beeman Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement.

The Beeman awards recognize the work of researchers and scholars exploring advancement trends in communications and marketing, in the areas of public relations, government relations, marketing, issues management and institutional image enhancement.

The awards are named in honor of Alice L. Beeman, CASE’s first president, and recognize excellence in writing about educational advancement.

A native of Louisiana, Broussard received her doctorate in mass communication with a minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009. She completed her coursework while working full time as an instructor at Spring Hill College and part time as a community volunteer.

Broussard is an accredited public relations practitioner who received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 1990 and her master’s degree from USM in 1992. Primarily in higher education, her career also includes small business and corporate marketing communication management. She is the faculty adviser for the Public Relations Council of Alabama/Bay Area Advertising Federation student group, which earned key honors for Spring Hill College in 2008 as Outstanding Student Organization, Outstanding Student Organization President, and Outstanding Student Organization Member.

One of Broussard’s students was honored as one of the top 15 advertising students in the U.S. with selection to the prestigious Stickell Internship in 2009. Broussard has received three U.S. President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation Volunteer Service Awards, the 2008 Public Relations Council of Alabama Educator of the Year (Mobile and statewide), USM School of Mass Communication & Journalism’s 2007 Top Graduate Student, 2007 Public Relations Council of Alabama-Mobile Chapter’s Practitioner of the Year, and 2007 PRCA-Mobile Diamond Award (Member of the Year honors).

Broussard is member and past president (1998) of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Mobile Chapter. She has an almost 100 percent success rate in the PRCA statewide awards program with multiple Medallion Awards, Awards of Excellence and one Merit Award. She also received the statewide Chapter of the Year and Best of Show awards in the 1998 competition. Broussard has also received awards for her work from United Way of America and the (Mobile) Bay Area Advertising Federation.