Innovative Educator and Author Dr. Regina Luttrell ‘98 to be recognized as Outstanding Alumna at 2023 Raymond Simon Institute annual awards event
Dr. Regina Luttrell is a distinguished scholar and an experienced academic leader with a track record of supporting cross-departmental and interdisciplinary collaboration, leading complex research projects, and advocating for faculty in multiple capacities.
Dr. Regina Luttrell ‘98 will be recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Alumna by Raymond Simon Institute (RSI) for Public Relations and Journalism at the institute’s annual Public Relations / Journalism Awards Brunch Saturday, April 22, 2023 in the Utica University Library Concourse.
The award is given to a Journalism or Public Relations graduate who has achieved noteworthy professional accomplishment.
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Associate Dean of Research and Creative Activity, Dr. Luttrell dual-majored in Journalism and English at Utica before going on to receive her master’s degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany and her doctoral degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Recognized as an innovative educator and higher education academic dean, Dr. Regina Luttrell is a distinguished scholar and an experienced academic leader with a track record of supporting cross-departmental and interdisciplinary collaboration, leading complex research projects, and advocating for faculty in multiple capacities.
She has authored numerous scholarly publications, including several books. Two of her popular higher education textbooks are Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect and Public Relations Campaigns: An Integrated Approach. Recently, she expanded her scholarship into popular culture with her book Wonder Woman: Disruptor, Warrior, Feminist Icon, in which she argues that Wonder Woman’s journeys are a reflection of each wave within the feminist movement and her impact on culture and society continues to be felt today. Currently, she is working on books about social media activism and converged media writing for public relations.
Dr. Luttrell is a recognized leader in inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility at Syracuse University. She has created a number of programs including Empowering Stories of Indigenous Women and Sistas of Media.
The RSI Outstanding Alum is chosen by Public Relations and Journalism alumni from Utica University’s RSI Advisory Committee members and past Outstanding Award recipients.
Various awards and scholarships will be awarded to students at the event as well. Students are chosen based on specific criteria for each award/scholarship. Based on those criteria, students are recommended for the awards and scholarships and selected by group consensus by the Public Relations and Journalism faculty.
The Raymond Simon Institute for Public Relations and Journalism was established in 1985 in honor of Professor Raymond Simon who taught at Utica University for 36 years and was a key contributor to establishing modern public relations educational practices. The RSI’s mission is to enhance and support the Public Relations & Journalism educational programs within the Communication & Media (CMM) degree program and the Public Relations-Marketing major at Utica University.
This volunteer organization relies on the generous donations of alumni and friends to fund its work that honors outstanding students and assists faculty in research and other educational pursuits.