PSOW Blog

When You Are the Guest and Not the Protocol Officer
The Power of Kindness

PSOW Staff - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Recently, my husband and I were selected to represent South Carolina as a donor family at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our 20-year-old son, Jacob, who died 13 October 2015, was a donor. Our sponsor, Sharing Hope, is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing organ and tissue transplantation and research in South Carolina. Moreover, they provided us with grief counseling and education on the contribution of our son’s donations.  Read more

9.13.2018

Flag Etiquette: How to Show your Respect for our Nation’s Most Beloved Symbol of Freedom

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

At 240 years old this year, Old Glory certainly lives up to its name and we will once again have the honor of displaying our nation’s “Stars and Stripes” to commemorate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. But before you raise your red, white and blue on July 4, make sure you are up on your flag etiquette to ensure you are paying your proper respects to one of our nation’s most respected symbols.   Read more

6.26.2018

Meet Duja Muhanna: 2018 Winner of our National Protocol Officer Week Contest

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Protocol and the Olympic Games" won her a complimentary tuition to attend Protocol Officer Training. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea highlights examples of protocol successes and illustrates why protocol professionals are needed more than ever. We spoke with Duja on her entry and what the future holds.  Read more

4.18.2018

"Memorable experiences are what protocol is about after all."

PSOW Staff - Sunday, March 25, 2018

During National Protocol Officer Week, we caught up with Andrew Loeb Shoenig, winner of last year’s NPOW contest who captured—on film—a minor protocol breach involving a US flag being gifted to the wrong dignitary and how he was able to reconcile the situation. This year, we catch up with Andrew to get his reflections on his recent PSOW complimentary training, his current plans as well as his thoughts on the importance of protocol in today’s world.   Read more

3.25.2018

Protocol in a Time of Tragedy: PSOW Graduates Help Florida International University Heal from a Tragedy

PSOW Staff - Thursday, March 22, 2018

During times of tragedy, we look for answers to help assuage our grief but we also long for a sense of order to help us restore stability in what can feel like a chaotic time. This is when protocol can be instrumental in helping us to properly pay our respects but to also help us regain a sense of normalcy. Nowhere was this truer than the response to the recent pedestrian bridge accident that took place on the campus of Florida International University in Miami.   Read more

3.22.2018
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