Curtin University’s Marli Stork Takes Out Prestigious Public Relations Award

Curtin graduate Marli Stork was named the 2014 WW Mitchell Student of the Year at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) WA State Awards for Excellence last week.

Marli stood out amongst five fellow finalists who represented the state’s three PRIA accredited universities as the top performing public relations graduates of 2013/2014.

Each finalist was put to the test in front of a panel of four PRIA and industry representatives, where they presented their strategies to address a key issue facing the PRIA WA Division Council.

The judges noted the high level of talent among this year’s finalists and were particularly impressed by the skill and professionalism exhibited by Marli.

“Marli impressed the judges with her well researched, practical strategies that not only addressed the issue at hand, but paved the way for long term gains. Her presentation exuded confidence and enthusiasm,” said PRIA Fellow and Award judge Rosemary Sayer.

Marli completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin in 2013, majoring in Public Relations and Marketing and is currently completing her Honours year. She is extremely proud to be the recipient of this prestigious and industry recognised Award.

“It is a huge achievement in itself to be nominated for this Award and all finalists should be commended,” said Marli. “This was an opportunity to put years of hard work to use in a setting that fosters determined, passionate and aspiring PR professionals.”

The importance of supporting young talent is emphasised by the Award sponsors Spun Communications and Juice PR, who also hosted the elegant award ceremony held at Linton & Kay Galleries in Perth’s CBD.

Congratulations also go to fellow Curtin finalist Jamie Kho, who is now undertaking an MBA whilst working at Curtin as a project officer in the Organisational Development Unit.