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Public relations educator

Allen Leroy Bird, American public relations educator. Fellow National Defense Education Act, Emporia State University, 1969-1970.


Bird, Allen Leroy was born on June 24, 1936 in Alva, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Edmond and Eva (May) Bird.


Bachelor, Emporia State University, 1963. Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1978.


Reporter, photographer, Emporia (Kansas) Gazette, 1962-1963; director public relations, Pratt (Kansas) Community College, 1970-1972; associate editor Appaloos News, Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., Moscow, Idaho., 1972-1975; editor, Horseman magazine, Houston, 1977-1978; director public relations, Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, 1979-1982; director public relations, Oregon Institute Technology, Klamath Falls, 1982-1984; assistant professor public relations, journalism, N.W. Missouri State University, Maryville, 1984-1985; personnel administrator, Missouri Army National Guard, Maryville, 1985-1990; assistant professor public relations, journalism, photography, Southern Arkansas State University, Magnolia, Arkansas, since 1990. Public relations consultant St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, since 1986. Instructor photography N.W. Missouri Area Technology School, Maryville, 1985-1988.

Journalism consultant Maryville Daily Forum, 1984-1990.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, magazines, photographs to livestock texts, publications including Life, Sports Afield, Junior College Journal and 26 magazine covers.


Memorial Day speaker Skidmore (Missouri) Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1986. Narrator Bicentennial Constitution celebrations, Maryville, 1987, joint city church Christmas contatta, Maryville, 1986. Captain United States Air Force, 1963-1969.

Member National Rifle Association, National Guard Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Appaloosa Horse Club, Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting, rifle/pistol competition, fishing, horsemanship.


Married Sara Sue Reynolds, July 11, 1959. Children: Allen Edwin, Alana Sue, Allesa Jean.

William Edmond Bird

Eva (May) Bird

Sara Sue Reynolds

Allesa Jean Bird

Alana Sue Bird

Allen Edwin Bird