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Two BOV Members’ Companies Win Awards


The companies of two CCI Board of Visitors’ (BOV) members (McNeely Pigott & Fox and Mary Beth West Consulting) recently received prestigious awards. News of these awards led to an idea to create a new forum for CCI alumni to communicate their industry honors.  The new page will list accomplishments and bragging points from our alumni. If you would like to provide your TOP Dog story for inclusion in a future issue of CPN, send your announcement to: Donna Silvey, The notice should be 40 words or less and include appropriate links and photos. Please include your name, graduation year, and major. We look forward to sharing everyone’s good news and celebrating your accomplishments! Please see our first two Top Dog stories below.

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, LLC (Mark McNeely (B.S./JEM ’70)) won its first North American Gold SABRE Award for Public Education ( This global competition honors public relations campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of creativity, integrity and effectiveness. The award was given for MP&F’s pro bono Friends of Gaile Owens Campaign and included contributions from CCI alumna and MP&F Vice President Alice Chapman (B. S./JEM ’94). 

Mary Beth West Consulting, LLC (Mary Beth West (B. S./Comm ’94) received top honors at the recent Public Relations Society of America Volunteer Chapter annual awards banquet. The “Best of Show” honor and eleven other awards were handed out to the firm.