USC Annenberg undergraduate student Stephen Zelezny (Public Relations, ’13) was recently awarded the $5,000 grand prize in the annual Arthur W. Page Society Student Case Study Competition.
Zelezny’s submission was a detailed examination of the repercussions of JetBlue’s infamous incident involving passengers having to subdue a pilot mid-flight.
“I think the best part about this award is that I'll have my published case study on the Arthur Page Society website for anyone to view,” Zelezny said. “This includes potential employers and students from across the country who are interested in the subject matter.”
Zelezny also praised USC Annenberg for the opportunities and resources the school has provided him.
“Just walking through the Annenberg lobby gives you a glimpse of what this school is all about — taking action,” said Zelezny. “The communication/PR/journalism field desperately needs problem-solving innovators that aren't afraid to ask the tough questions, to advocate for worthy causes, and above all, to lead.”
In the Spring, Zelezny will join USC Annenberg director of Public Relations Studies, and recently named member of the Page Society's board of directors, Jerry Swerling in New York at an exclusive Page Society seminar, where Zelezny will be recognized during an awards banquet.