Two SJMC alums were honored by the University during events over Relays weekend 2013.
Brian Wansink, a 1984 graduate of the master’s program, received the Drake Alumni Achievement Award. Wansink is an expert on consumer behavior and nutritional science and author of the best-selling book Mindless Eating. He is the director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University in New York.
Emily Abbas, a 1997 public relations graduate who received her master’s of communication leadership in 2009, received the Drake Young Alumni Loyalty Award. Abbas is director of customer value management for Aviva USA. She has advised the Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the senior capstone class, and is on the University’s National Alumni Board.