Felicia Blow, APR, named outstanding alumna by Strayer University

Felicia Blow and Dr. Reha

PDCCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Felicia Blow is presented the Outstanding Alumna Award by Dr. William S. Reha, a member of the Strayer University Board of Trustees.

Felicia Blow, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Paul D. Camp Community College, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Alumna Award from Strayer University. She was presented the award on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Strayer’s regional graduation ceremony held in Norfolk, VA.


The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes a highly accomplished Strayer University graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her professional, public and personal life and has made exceptional contributions to her or his profession, discipline, or community since graduation.


Dr. Paul Wm. Conco, President of Paul D. Camp Community College, said, “The entire Paul D. Camp family is very proud of this well-deserved recognition received by Felicia.  She is an excellent role model and we are so pleased to have her on our staff.”


In her current role, Ms. Blow manages a team in the areas of marketing, employee communication, development and philanthropy, interactive and social media communication, media relations and legislative affairs. Ms. Blow previously worked for Cox Communications, Inc. as Director of Public Affairs and also for the Southeastern Public Service Authority as Director of Communications and Marketing. She became the first African-American female to serve as President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Hampton Roads Chapter. She also was the first African American Chairwoman of the national Universal Accreditation Board, which administers the APR credential.


Throughout her 20-year career, she has received many prestigious accolades for her work. She led a team at Cox Communications which was presented the Association of Cable Communicator’s “Beacon Award” in 2012 for the documentary film titled “Hampton Roads Black List” which was modeled after HBO’s “Black List” Volumes I and II.


Ms. Blow holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media arts from Hampton University in Virginia and earned her Master of Business Administration in 2009 from Strayer. She will soon begin work on her PhD.


General criteria for the Strayer University Outstanding Alumna Award include the below:

  • The individual has received professional and/or community recognition for their contributions
  • The individual’s contributions typify and personify the mission of Strayer University
  • The individual’s contributions have had an effect on or made a contribution to her or his profession or discipline