Kay Beckermann, assistant professor of public relations and digital media, has been elected as an officer for the National Communication Association Public Relations Division. She will be serving on the PRIDE (Public Relations Innovation, Development, and Education) Awards committee.

As a member of this committee, Beckermann will review articles in Public Relations Review and the Journal of Public Relations Research throughout the next year. She will also be responsible for reviewing up to three new textbooks in public relations education. PRIDE awards will be announced during the National Communication Association Conference, November 2021, in Seattle, Washington.