Lauren is an energetic and proactive student, who takes the time to interact and build relationships with her peers. We have been impressed with her creativity, passion for communications and her consistent good judgment. Working with Lauren, and getting to know her, has been a wonderful experience. We feel Lauren’s dynamic approach to PR, outgoing personality and eagerness to learn, provide the foundation for a future leader in the industry.

-Deirdre Breakenridge and Valerie Simon, PR professionals and co-founders of #PRstudchat

“Lauren is a detail oriented worker. She has an unending commitment for excellence in all that she does.  Her dedication to her profession is extraordinary along with her work ethic. Her enthusiasm and her energy level are some of her greatest strengths that allows her to excel. She has been an inspiring coworker and a dedicated team player.”

JR Rochester, PRSSA National Vice President of Advocacy

“Lauren is one of those employees that managers wish they could multiply. Lauren is always hard-working , despite what might be going on in her life or how busy she is with other obligations she has. All in all, Lauren is an irreplaceable asset.”

– Justin Caudell, Editor-in-Chief, The Western Carolinian

“Lauren definitely “gets” social media. Her ability to analyze the market and post relevant content that stimulates action/interaction is her forte. Her initiative and obvious enthusiasm for this media drives her to excel.”

– Laura Huff, WCU eMarketing Specialist

“I can recommend Lauren Gray through her work as President of PRSSA at WCU and as a former student in my Crisis Communications and advanced public speaking courses. Lauren is a productive person. She is passionate about public relations and creative in solving problems. She was always the key person making sure the job got done, and done right.”

– Michael Caudill, MA, RN, Instructor, Human Communication, Western Carolina University

“Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren in a few different capacities. She is engaging, sharp, and most importantly, driven. Her work with WCU PRSSA has been outstanding, leading the chapter with great character.  She is always open to advice, guidance, and learning. Her ambition is outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren for a PR/social media position.”

-Jason Mollica, President of JRMComm