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Nov. 15 , 2004
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Detroit Chapter of Public Relations Society of America honors EMU's Young

YPSILANTIEastern Michigan University’s Pamela Young has been honored with the Robert Hefty Distinguished Service Award by the Detroit Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

“It’s very rewarding to mentor and work with students, so I am very honored by this recognition,” said Young, APR, director of university communications at EMU.

Young was honored for her work with students and new professionals. Young has been a member of PRSA since 1978 and served as chapter president for the organization in 2000. She is also actively involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America at EMU.

“Pam has been active in this organization for more than 20 years and has served on numerous committees. She also is a terrific leader and I have personally enjoyed working with her,” said Marty Habalewsky, senior associate for Fieldstone Management Consulting.

“She is a vital asset to the chapter and has been a great mentor to me,” said Jennifer Day, president of the PRSA’s Detroit Chapter.

Prior to joining EMU in 1997, Young was public affairs coordinator at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. She also has worked in communications for an architectural/engineering firm. Young earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in economics and international politics from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Young was honored at the annual PRSA awards program at Cranbrook Science Museum, Nov. 11.


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