Mansfield public relations official honored by professional association

MANSFIELD – Terry Day, Mansfield University assistant director of public relations, is the 2013 recipient of the Don Hale Award presented by CUPRAP: The Association of Communicators in Education.

Day was honored during the annual CUPRAP spring conference, held in Hershey March 13-15.

The Don Hale Award, named for one of CUPRAP’s co-founders and long-time president, is presented annually to a CUPRAP member who has significantly contributed to the organization.

Day has been a CUPRAP member since coming to Mansfield in 1999. He served as the organization’s president from 2009-11 and prior to that was treasurer and a member of the board of directors. He served on several committees and has made several presentations at CUPRAP conferences.

Day joins Dennis Miller, MU’s director of public relations and Marketing, among the ranks of Don Hale Award winners. Miller received the honor in 2007.

CUPRAP is a voluntary organization of communications professionals from colleges, universities and independent schools dedicated to advancing the understanding of higher education and enhancing the professional development of its members.

CUPRAP members work in public relations, media relations, marketing, publications, sports information, web and graphic design, and other fields. Members come from private and public colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, independent schools, as well as other organizations involved in higher education.

Founded in Pennsylvania in 1980 as one of the nation’s few statewide organizations, CUPRAP members now come from many states and number nearly 400 members from 100 institutions.