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MACO students recognized for international public relations campaign


Nicholls State University students get recognized for their international public relations campaign.

Nicholls students participating in the Nancy Sanderson Matherne Institute are working on an international PR campaign for the Cross River Gorilla Project alongside Newcastle University and Edinburgh University from the United Kingdom.

The campaign is focused on supporting the existing conservation efforts of the endangered Cross River Gorilla species.

Skylar Neal, a Mass Communications senior, said this opportunity allows her a chance to provide support for the people in Cameroon and for the endangered Cross river Gorilla Species. Neal believes her passion to help can be used well through this unique experience.

“I have always had a passion for leaving things better than I found them. I have always hoped with my efforts in doing so, I could leave the world a better place that I found it – and with this opportunity, I get to do just that alongside my talented peers,” Neal said.

Chief Strategist Bethany Leonard, a Mass Communications senior and the Magazine Editor for the Nicholls Worth, said she is thrilled to be recognized with a team of individuals who care about animals as much as she does. She feels her peers are her “ideal dream team.”

Sally-Anne Torres, a Mass Communications senior and Editor-in-Chief of the Nicholls Worth, said getting recognized and being a part of the project is “a dream come true.” Torres believes that the team’s efforts will make them and the Nicholls community proud to be recognized on a global scale.

“Being recognized by the SASE News is truly astounding. Our small college, doing something on the global level and getting the recognition it deserves makes me so happy. The team is diligently working day and night to make this institute something that we can be proud of. Moving forward, we are planning events that the Nicholls community can attend to learn more about the institute, but also to learn about endangered animals and what they can do to help,” Torres said.

The Students Against Species Extinction Foundation highlighted these students’ work on its website.

The SASE foundation is a volunteer group of students from across the globe working to accomplish initiatives that non-governmental organizations established. SASE acknowledged Nicholls and other universities for their efforts.

The Cross River Gorilla campaign will be presented to their client and a panel of communication specialists in the United Kingdom.

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Jaqueline Diaz, Staff Writer
My name is Jaqueline Diaz. I'm a sophomore from Vacherie. I'm majoring in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. I have a passion for writing and feel like I can develop my skills here at the Nicholls Worth while writing about the news! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and listening to music.

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