Lesli Bales-Sherrod, community relations expert for Pellissippi Condition Neighborhood University, gained the Soaring Star award from the Nationwide Council for Promoting and Public Relations at its regional conference this thirty day period in Savannah, Georgia.
The Rising Star award is offered in each of NCMPR’s seven districts to an impressive and progressive professional who has demonstrated unique creativity and potential in promoting and public relations and shows evidence of a promising foreseeable future in the field.
Bales-Sherrod has labored at Pellissippi State considering that August 2018. For the duration of her a few many years at Pellissippi Point out, she has handled communications all through the COVID-19 pandemic. When Pellissippi Point out closed its campuses and moved all its lessons and pupil providers on line, she concurrently observed herself in an interim leadership role when her executive director was struck by a vehicle and put in two months in recovery.
Bales-Sherrod, a former reporter for The Daily Occasions, stepped up, using part in senior leadership meetings and earning tips to the university president and Emergency Administration Group.
“Lesli does a good occupation of conveying significant information and facts and telling critical stories about Pellissippi Condition and its group,” reported Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “She has quickly grow to be an important part of the advertising and marketing and communications staff and demonstrated an means to stage in and stage up in the most challenging of conditions. We are proud of her and lucky to have her as an staff.”
Pellissippi State is Bales-Sherrod’s 1st job in academia. She started off doing the job for her hometown newspaper, The Standard Banner in Jefferson Town, at 16 a long time outdated and went on to get paid her bachelor’s degree in information-editorial journalism from Middle Tennessee Condition University and her master’s degree in journalism and general public affairs from American College in Washington, D.C.
Bales-Sherrod worked as a reporter for 13 years for East Tennessee newspapers which includes the Knoxville News Sentinel and The…