Oklahoma’s Molly Brown Wins Culpwrit Award

Molly Brown

Molly Brown, a public relations major graduating this week from the University of Oklahoma, received the 2013 Culpwrit Award for her work at the impressive student-run agency Lindsey + Asp.

Presented via Skype by DePaul graduate student and Ketchum account coordinator John Dangles, the award recognized Molly’s multi-dimensional roles on the following real-world client work:

  • Account coordinator on the Ft. Sill team, helping create an umbrella brand for the U.S. Army field artillery and air defense artillery branches (Spring 2012)
  • Account lead for Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity, helping the client differentiate themselves from the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and driving traffic the Restore, one of the client’s primary fund raising capabilities (Fall 2012)
  • Account lead for Oklahoma Insurance Department, assisting the client plan & execute the second annual Tornado Summit (Spring 2013)

“Molly is able to quickly shift gears and think her way critically through any challenge,” said faculty adviser Robert “Pritch” Pritchard, APR, PRSA Fellow. “She is exceptionally organized and handles change with ease.” Since mentorship is the key component for the award, Pritch added, “Molly is committed to teaching others, consistently giving her team members the opportunity to learn and grow in areas in which they didn’t previously have much experience. In sum, she is the embodiment of this award.”

A Texas native, Molly is the Programming Chair for the OU chapter of the PRSSA and immediate past president of Kappa Phi Christian Sorority. She has had a variety of internships with organizations including Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, OSIYO Communications and Rays of Light. Molly’s other interests include photography, baking and music.

Upon graduation, Molly is returning to Texas where she hopes to land a PR internship. Last year’s Culpwrit Award recipient, Lauren Harris, initially landed an internship at Edelman Chicago and she recently began a post-grad internship with Golin Harris in New York.

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