PRSA Presents Group's Annual Awards Journal Record Employee Receives 1998 Clarus Award

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OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Bill May, who has been a columnist and reporter for The Journal Record since 1987, has been awarded the 1998 Clarus Award by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The award honors a member of the local media who has displayed accuracy, depth and objectivity in reporting throughout the year.

"Practitioners throughout the city remark on Bill's high level of professionalism and dedication to clarity," said Pamela Gutel, PRSA awards chair. "He exemplifies what the Clarus Award is all about." The award was presented at a banquet to honor achievements of area public relations practioners and to present the Clarus Award. Earlier this year, May was named editor of TransPort One, a semimonthly publication of the Journal Record Publishing Co. covering Oklahoma's multi-modal transportation system. Wendy Clothier, Web developer and technical communicator with Applied Intelligence Group, was named the Outstanding Young Professional at the banquet. "Wendy is a model for all young professionals," said Keli Pirtle Tarp, president of the PRSA chapter. "She is a creative, dedicated worker and a tireless volunteer." Dow Dozier was named the Paul E. Dannelly, APR Harmony Award Winner. Dozier retired in April as Kerr-McGee's director of corporate communications. "Dow has distinguished himself as a leader in the public relations profession, not only in Oklahoma City, but nationally," Tarp said. "He gives countless hours to the PRSA Oklahoma City Chapter and regularly enriches the lives of public relations students as a mentor and through frequent talks to university classes." The chapter also presented its annual Upper Case awards in 17 categories. The 76 entries were judged by the PRSA Pennsylvania Chapter. Upper Case Award winners were: * Public Relations Materials, 1-3 color, Upper Case Award for Summer 1998 Course Catalog to Moore Norman Technology Center; Award of Merit for Taco Mayo 20th Anniversary Event Program to Hays & Associates. * Public Relations Materials, 4 color, Upper Case Award for It's a Jungle Out There to Moore Norman Technology Center; Award of Merit for Business Essentials to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. * Magazines, 4 color, Upper Case Award for The Meter to OGE Energy; Award of Merit for Central Oklahoma's Frontier Vacation Guide to Frontier Country Marketing Association. * Annual Reports, 1-3 color, Upper Case Award for annual report to Norman Chamber of Commerce; Award of Merit for Renewing the Past Building the Future to Carovilli Communications. …