Longview ISD's Community Relations department earned four National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awards during the 2021 NSPRA conference this past week in New Orleans.

LISD Community Relations earns national honors

Thu Jul 15, 2021


NSPRA-AwardsLongview ISD's Community Relations department earned four National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awards during the 2021 NSPRA conference this past week in New Orleans.

APR-accreditedThe district received honors for the Lobo Live radio show, the COVID-19 feeding infographic, and the "I Have A Dream" video. In addition, The Longview Voice received a Merit Award in the Print Newsletter category.

An interesting twist to this honor is the fact that Longview ISD only submitted four entries, which means that everything the Community Relations department submitted for consideration received an award. LISD went four-for-four at the National level. Not a bad percentage!

Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent of District Services, said he is extremely proud of the communications team "and their commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do."

"These awards highlight the importance of telling the story of our district in ways that connect with our community," he said. "As an added bonus, it is really encouraging to receive this kind of honor from one's peers in public relations and mass communication."

The LISD Community Relations department is led by Communication Director Mr. Matthew Prosser, Multimedia Director Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, Outreach Coordinator Mrs. Kacy Swaim, District Spokesman Mr. Francisco Rojas, and Communication Specialists Mr. Dustin Taylor and Mr. Chris Frazier.

Our mission is to serve with professionalism, positive attitudes, courtesy and responsiveness, in facilitating open lines of communication and greater partnerships throughout the greater Longview area for our students, staff, and entire Lobo community!

For more information about the Longview ISD Community Relations department please click here