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RCSA Communications Director Receives Prestigious PR Awards

November 2, 2011

RCSA Communications Director Elaine Nathanson recently received three awards from the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The awards were for work she did for Bolchalk Frey, a full-service advertising agency in Tucson, Arizona. Nathanson was previous employed at the agency.

She received a pair of the Society’s Impact Awards for public relations excellence for:

  • A redesign and new branding of the Tucson Zoological Society’s Zoo & You member magazine;
  • Special event coordination and media attention for a NASA multi-purpose crew vehicle test shuttle visit to the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Nathanson’s work on the NASA shuttle event also received “best of show” award from the Society.

In addition, her work for the UA Tech Park’s 15th anniversary, a campaign entitled “The Next Big Idea,” won several awards. It was entered into the competition by the UA Tech Park public relations team.

“We congratulate Elaine on these awards. Everyone at RCSA is proud to have her working here now on behalf of early-career scientists and science advancement,” said RCSA Vice President Martha Gilliland.

Nathanson holds Accredited Public Relations (APR) and Fellow designations from the Public Relations Society of America, both measures of professional achievement.