Marjorie Young received The Robert S. Abbot Memorial Award for Meritorious Service in Mass Communications by Savannah State University after delivering the keynote address at their 70th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI).
The Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award— named in memory of Robert S. Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender—is awarded to a communications professional annually for their work in the field of communications.
Young was selected by Savannah State University’s department of journalism and mass communications as the keynote speaker for their annual event, which was held virtually from February 25-26, 2021. Senator Jon Ossoff delivered opening remarks to kick off the event.
This year’s theme, “Zooming Into 70: A Legacy that embodies Media and Education,” was centered around SRPI’s 70th anniversary while discussing the world’s unprecedented reliance on digital technology as it survives the global pandemic.
Marjorie Young is the founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., a reputation marketing company. She is the author of a PR book called, Reputation Matrix™ that empowers business owners and nonprofit organizations to take control of their PR, brand, and message.