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Department of Communication and Sociology

Martin Bldg., Room 136
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4840

Real Life Experience

Student-led Public Relations Firm,
Innovative Public Relations

UCM Innovative PR

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A unique, hands-on learning experience for students:
Projects for clients are planned, executed and evaluated by PR students;
in return, students receive course credit. The IPR office, housed in
University Relations, creates a professional, agency-style atmosphere.

Services:   Current clients:
  • Promotions
  • Social media campaigns
  • Branding
  • Event marketing
  • Media relations
  • Content creation

IPR Team Fall 2012
Meet our staff:
Manager: Danielle Myers (fourth from left)
PR Specialists: Ashley Dolan, Hannah Rhoad, Megan Maher, Jessica Tandy, and Jonathan Haile

What do UCM PR alumni have to say about the PR Program?

Jenna Kramer

“Put your best effort towards your course work because you will have a better chance of getting a job and excelling at the job if you have a solid skill-set. If there comes a point where you are frustrated with a class or professor for being too difficult, you should thank them. By setting the bar high, you will put forth your best effort and it will pay off in the future. Truly appreciate the PR program at UCM, it will likely be the main reason you get a job.” Jenna Kramer, circulation manager for Avionic News Magazine, a 2010 graduate

Heather Woodard

“I want current and future UCM PR students to take pride in the education they are receiving. I pinch myself some days when I look back at the things I've done professionally. We sometimes think that big agency spots are only reserved for Harvard and Northwestern graduates. But, it's important to believe that through God, hard work, good mentors and passion, any and everything is possible -- even for them. Reach for the stars.”Heather Woodard, manager of corporate communications at GroupM Search, a 2003 graduate

Paula Derks

“I believe the curriculum offered today’s UCM public relation students is second to none.IF students take opportunities offered by UCM’s public relations program, they will hit the ground running upon graduation and be prepared to enter the working world with the confidence and knowledge it takes to succeed in the world of public relations.”Paula Derks, president of Aircraft Electronics Association, a 1979 graduate

Shawn Arni

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with UCM public relations students the past several years, and I’ve been impressed with the level of their knowledge, talent and preparation to step into the profession.”Shawn Arni, director of marketing and public relations at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, a 1986 graduate