Leeanne Bell McManus, associate professor of Business Communication, has been named the Public Relations Society of America Maryland Chapter’s 2014 Educator of the Year for teaching and motivating students, engaging them in various community service initiatives, and developing needed course curricula. She will be honored at PRSA-MD’s "Best in Maryland" gala on Thursday, December 4, at the Hilton Baltimore.

McManus, in her eighth year at Stevenson, is the faculty moderator of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society of the National Communication Association, and has developed several courses for the department, including an introductory-level Principles and Practices of Public Relations course.

PRSA-MD’s Educator of the Year Award recognizes and honors exemplary undergraduate and graduate public relations/communications professionals who are excellent instructors and education leaders in their schools and communities.