A Toast to the Greats – The Past

Published on March 27, 2018, at 8:44 p.m. by Erica Cooke. We know about the women who came before us, the adversity they faced and the miles they marched. We remember the steps they took,…

Where It All Started: The Platform Magazine Story

Published on December 7, 2017, at 1:18 p.m. by Hope Runyan. A student-run, online publication focused on the creative exchange of ideas between practitioners, professionals and students, Platform Magazine is an all-encompassing public relations magazine. From…

#30DaysofBetsy

Published on April 19, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. by Lindsey Young. Betsy Plank: professional, advocate, friend and inspiration to public relations students everywhere, even after her passing in 2010. Professionals in the public relations industry…

Ron Culp: Achieving the PR Quadfecta

Posted on December 1, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. by Taylor Shelnutt. Ever met someone who has truly done it all, managing a full career and a fuller life with apparent effortlessness? Ron Culp, professional director…

A Decade of Dedication

Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:05 p.m. by Connor Fox. On this day in 2005, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established a center to help develop and recognize outstanding performance in the public relations…

Betsy’s Life Through a Lens

Posted: March 21, 2014, 8:50 a.m. by Chaslee Marshall, Guest Contributor. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then Betsy Plank could have written an entire book series. When I was asked to take on…

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Posted: March 13, 2014, 9:25 p.m. by Myreete Wolford. I have a present for you, a treasure you may have yet to discover. The public relations nerd in you should be squealing with excitement because…

Betsy Stories Are Legendary

Posted: February 14, 2014, 4:30 p.m., by Myreete Wolford. “Stories about Betsy [Plank] are legendary.” Chief Communications Officer of Wisconsin Energy Co. Rick White agreed to do an interview with me regarding his work with…

What Do You and Ben Franklin Have in Common?

Posted At: October 17, 2012 1:50 P.M.
by Kristin Nelson
“Those who are leaders recognize that public relations is grounded in democracy and the democratic process, where everyone has an opportunity to speak, to be heard and to debate…and to reach some kind of compromise or understanding. That is what fundamentally characterizes public relations.” -Betsy Plank

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