Texas State associate professor Judy Oskam was named as the recipient of the 2009 Alan Scott Rising Star Award by the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA) during its annual statewide conference, held from Feb. 28-March 1.
The Alan Scott Rising Star Award, named for one of TPRA’s founding members, is awarded to a public relations professional who has been a TPRA member for at least three years, shows potential for outstanding accomplishments in public relations and demonstrates leadership potential for TPRA and the public relations profession.
Oskam, who also serves as associate director for Texas State’s Round Rock programs in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, used to work as a television journalist in Oklahoma and Texas and has produced several award-winning segments and videos. She also serves as the 2008-2009 President of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication.
Oskam earned her Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film the University of North Texas. She has a master’s in mass communication and a doctorate in education administration from Oklahoma State University. Before joining Texas State she taught as an associate professor at Texas Tech University.