Fred Galloway starts public relations practice in Houston

What started as a campaign to spread encouragement to his peers has turned into a budding career for Alcorn State University alumnus Fred Galloway.

Galloway is the owner of his newly formed public relations practice, Be The (+) Publications, in Houston, Texas. With the company, he plans to promote the talents of his clients to the public. His goal is to build his credentials by working with smaller companies before transitioning to bigger corporations.

For Galloway, taking his idea and turning it into a business is one of his most prized achievements to date.

“It feels amazing,” said Galloway, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications in May. “I’ve been talking about this idea for a while now. To become the owner of what was just a simple message of positivity via social media has taken me to new places.”

His experiences during his internships at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and Orange Leaf Headquarters in Oklahoma City has prepared Galloway to take on his newest task. He plans to use the knowledge he’s acquired and his love for giving back to achieve success.

“I’ve always enjoyed helping others and being a voice for the people. I want to be able to start employing a number of my classmates from Alcorn who I got to know during my four years there. The University gave so much to me, so in return, I plan to give to them. There’s so many talented people at Alcorn and I want to give them the opportunity to use their skills.”

Galloway has gotten off to a great start by signing his first client, Dr. Karen Jackson, to a book signing for her publication, “Embarking on an Adventure with God,” at Half-Price Books in Houston. He credits the staff in the Department of Mass Communications for the knowledge and wisdom they have given him.

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