SCPRSA Recognizes Debbie Nelson with George L. Johnson Community Spirit Award

May 7, 2012

DNA’s Project Rx Wins SCPRSA’s Public Service Award for Second Consecutive Year

GREENVILLE, SC – May  7, 2012 – The South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) recently recognized the charitable efforts of Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA Creative Communications (DNA), with the 2012 George L. Johnson Community Spirit Award.

Nelson accepted the award from its namesake, George Johnson, for the extensive nonprofit programs she has created at DNA since 2009 – LIVE HERE GIVE HERE and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit. The George L. Johnson Community Spirit Award was originally created in 1995 to recognize outstanding achievement in service to the community above and beyond the day to day duties of our public relations careers.

The firm also received for the second year the 2012 Mercury Award for Public Service for its work on Project Rx: A River Remedy, as well as received the 2012 Silver Wing Award of Merit for the design and development of Renewable Water Resources’ Annual Report to the Community. Accepting these awards for their team’s work was DNA Account Manager Emily Kosa and Account Coordinator Meg Ried, presented by current SCPRSA President Alice Grey Harrison.

SCPRSA’s Mercury Awards recognize public relations programs and campaigns, while the Silver Wing Awards recognize outstanding tactics used in those campaigns. Public relations practitioners across the state are eligible to enter the awards competition, which was judged this year by the PRSA chapter in Roanoke, Virginia.

About DNA Creative Communications
DNA is the leading communications partner for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance the quality of life in their communities. We focus our efforts on the education, human service, and sustainability sectors by offering a variety of targeted strategies including: brand positioning; online, media and crisis communications; community outreach programs; and special events. On an annual basis, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series. DNA is the proud recipient of the Greenville Chamber’s 2005 Small Business of the Year Award and the Community Foundation of Greenville’s 2011 Creative Spirit Award. For more information, please call 864-235-0959 ext 2 or visit