On Thursday, May 23rd, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership hosted more than 60 NYU graduates, alumni, faculty, friends and family for a celebratory reception in honor of Carmella Glover, the 2019 recipient of the Rising Leader Award, and the culmination of another successful academic year.
The Institute honors distinguished leaders in the strategic communication field each year with the Outstanding Leader Award for established industry veterans and the Rising Leader Award for exceptional newcomers to the profession. More specifically, the Rising Leader Award honors new professionals, recent graduates, and students for their extraordinary leadership potential and demonstration of excellence in their work that offers meaningful contributions to the strategic communication profession.
Carmella graduates this week from New York University’s M.S. degree program in public relations and corporate communication (PRCC), which was co-founded by Logos Institute executive director Helio Fred Garcia. Carmella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a minor certificate in business management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. While earning her master’s degree at NYU part-time in only two years with an exceptional academic record, Carmella also worked full-time for L’Oréal USA Luxury Cosmetics as a Senior Launch Manager in Luxury Cosmetics Supply Chain. Despite the demands one might expect with full-time work and part-time school, Carmella committed to contributing to her class and program. She served as a chairperson on the NYU PR League Board and made it a point to get to know her classmates, faculty, and administration. In recognition of her academic commitment and school involvement, Carmella was selected to be the School of Professional Studies student graduation speaker.
The celebratory event also honored recent NYU graduates, many from NYU’s School of Professional Studies PRCC program. This is the fifth year the Institute has hosted the event, both as a festive celebration and networking opportunity for recent graduates, alumni, and faculty. In addition to co-founding the PRCC program, Fred has taught in the program for 31 years. His elective course on crisis management is a student-favorite; many students spoke of the anticipation and excitement on enrollment day of racing to snag a coveted spot in his course. Equally popular is Logos Institute fellow Professor Kristin Johnson’s elective course on PR consulting, which she has taught in the program for ten semesters. Kristin is an inaugural graduate of the program and recently co-authored a book, How To Succeed in a PR Agency, inspired by her NYU course.
Here is a video of the celebration ceremony: