The Department of Advertising and Public Relations' six-year-old AdPR Academy will take place in Atlanta, Nov. 9-13 with a new name: Myra Blackmon AdPR Academy for Diversity and Inclusion.
The program is designed to amplify the power of diversity, equity and inclusion while growing the pipeline of diverse advertising and public relations professionals.
Myra Blackmon (ABJ ’72, M.Ed ’08) has enjoyed a long and varied career in industry and nonprofit organizations. For many years, she owned M. Blackmon Public Relations in Athens, serving a diverse clientele in finance, food products, health care, public affairs and fundraising. She and her husband, the late Dr. Thomas P. Holland, consulted internationally on management and governance of nonprofit organizations. Blackmon also taught public relations courses in our AdPR Department for several years.