SAINT JOHN, NB, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations
Society (CPRS) selected Colleen Killingsworth MCM, APR, FCPRS,
principal, CK Communications and interim associate vice-president of
communications at the University of Calgary as the recipient of the
2011 Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award. Killingsworth was recognized
for superior and outstanding service over time as a public relations
professional. She received a certificate and cash award amongst her
peers at the CPRS national conference awards gala in Saint John, N.B.
on June 7.
Established in 1989 in memory of the long-time CPRS member, the late
Philip A. Novikoff, the award is given to an accredited CPRS member who
has furthered the standing of the public relations profession in
Canada. The recipient contributes to the enhancement of CPRS and the
betterment of the community. Nominations are made by a current
accredited CPRS member and endorsed by three additional current
accredited CPRS members.
"Colleen's contribution to CPRS, the public relations profession and the
community over the past decade can simply not be overstated," said
Richard Truscott, APR one of Killingsworth's nominators for the
award. "Her role in leading the development of the new Pathways to the Profession initiative is just the latest example of her tireless leadership,
dedication and service. I'm thrilled to have the privilege of
nominating Colleen for the Society's highest honour."
Killingsworth's contribution to public relations and to the community
Spearheading the Pathways to the Profession initiative
Serving on the CPRS National Board from 2000-2009
Serving as National President from 2005-2007
Being the recipient of the CPRS Lamp of Service Award in 2002 for her
leadership on the Accreditation Implementation Task Force and again in
2004 for her leadership on the Governance Task Force
"Her demonstrated performance and devotion to the PR field and to the
development of the profession is singularly outstanding," said Robin
Alford, APR, Awards Committee judge. "With her passion and drive, she
has contributed to the future of our profession in ways that cannot yet
be measured…If Colleen is not a worthy recipient, then I do not know
who else is."
The Philip A. Novikoff Award was one of three Major Awards presented at
this year's awards gala. The Major Awards recognize exceptional
involvement in the public relations profession and candidates are
nominated by peers. The awards are judged by the Awards Committee
Presiding Officers in consultation with the National President.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a
not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice,
management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain
the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in
public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 16 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more
information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
For further information:
Karen Dalton APR