HAMLET — The National School Public Relations Association released its biennial list Dec. 19 honoring the top 35 school public relations professionals in the United States under the age of 35.
Richmond County Schools’ Public Information Officer, Ashley-Michelle Thublin, was among the honorees.
In a press release from NSPRA, the association lauded the distinguished recipients, stating, “Many new leaders in school PR are young professionals who are proving that strategic school communication is timeless and translates easily to the next generation. So, every two years, NSPRA recognizes members age 35 or younger who are making a difference in school districts across the country through extraordinary leadership and vision.”
NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin, APR, noted, “It is exciting to see these young professionals step up to meet the challenges of our school communication profession. They continue to grow and also have much to share with all NSPRA members.”
In order to be eligible, nominees must have been 35 years old or younger on May 1, worked in school PR for at least one year, and maintained membership in NSPRA.
Thublin is a 2013 alumna of New York University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, double majoring in journalism and history. During her time in New York, she interned with Good Housekeeping Magazine, The New York Times, ABC Sports, NBC’s Local Integrated Media and WABC-TV.
Following graduation, she served as communication liaison for Dublin City Schools in Georgia.
In Feb. 2015, Thublin joined Richmond County Schools and has received eight Blue Ribbon Awards from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association.
The full list of NSPRA 35 Under 35 recipients can be found at https://www.nspra.org/files/docs/35under35-2016.pdf