University of Alabama Professor Wins Award for Post-Tornado Volunteer Work

J. Suzanne Horsley, assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, received the Award for Excellence in Community Service from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Horsley was honored for her volunteer work for the American Red Cross following the devastating tornado which struck the Tuscaloosa area in April. Following the disaster, Dr. Horsley coordinated the public information efforts for the Red Cross and participated in more than 50 interviews with the media.

Dr. Horsley is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously taught at the University of Utah.

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