Texas organization recognizes strategic communication professors

The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers awarded the Cheryl A. Soward Communicator of Distinction Award to Drs. Laura Bright and Jacqueline Lambiase this summer.

“This award is TAMIO’s way of remembering someone who brought a lot of light to our organization and our profession,” said TAMIO past president Tom Bryson, “and it lets us recognize those who do the same.”

Bright and Lambiase co-founded the new Certified Public Communicator Program at TCU, which started in 2013 and graduated its first class of 27 students in July 2014. In partnership with TAMIO and TCU Extended Education, the program offers leadership training and rigorous post-baccalaureate education for public information managers and communication professionals. These professionals work for cities, counties, school districts and other public and public-private agencies and organizations.

“We are incredibly grateful and honored by this award,” Bright said at the annual TAMIO meeting in Richardson, Texas, in June 2014. “Cheryl Soward was a communicator in Corpus Christi who set a high standard for public service, and that makes this award even more meaningful.”

More information about the Certified Public Communicator Program at TCU may be found here.