The Awards committee ensures that the accomplishments of BYU PRSSA and the BYU public relations program as a whole receive the recognition they deserve. They are responsible to know the criteria for national and local awards, and then evaluate which of the school’s PR accomplishments, projects, or personnel have met the necessary criteria to win. These awards include, but are not limited to: Golden Spike Awards, Teahan Awards, PR Week awards, and individual PRSSA scholarships. The team also works closely with faculty members, to discuss ways to enhance BYU’s academic reputation and make sure the applications are up to standard.

this year’s VP: Kimball Vaughn


Kimball Vaughn is beginning his 4th year as a PRSSA Veteran hailing from Knoxville, TN! He already has a powerful resume having interned at Franklin Covey, Freddette Family Foundation and Wallaroo. He uses his writing, public speaking and networking skills to connect people across the globe and build meaningful relationships. His committee goals are to bring back awards to BYU PR and for individual students to win scholarships and awards as some of the best PR students in the country. This bold upstanding guy loves exercise, nutrition, cliff diving and has even helped his landlord lose 30 pounds. Looking for PR or lifestyle advice? Kimball’s gotcha covered.