Humber College student named the 2010 CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of
Excellence winner

REGINA, June 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) recognized Jolinne Kearns, Humber College student, as the 2010 CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of Excellence winner. Chitra Reddin PhD, Professor and Program Coordinator at Humber College, accepted the award on her behalf at the CPRS national conference awards gala on June 15 at the Delta Regina in Regina, Sask.

Established jointly by CPRS and CNW Group, the award recognizes student excellence in the public relations field. Program coordinators and/or instructors from public relations programs across Canada nominate candidates by submitting a 300-500 word summary about the nominee. Eligible students had to be currently enrolled in their final year (or equivalent) of a recognized, full-time PR program, instructed in a Canadian post-secondary institution. Students must have been studying at an undergraduate, diploma or certificate level. Winners receive a certificate and $1,000 cash award from CNW Group.

"Jolinne demonstrates consistent excellence, commitment and leadership on campus and in the profession," said Chitra Reddin PhD, Professor and Program Coordinator at Humber College and Kearns' nominator for the award. "She is dedicated not only to her own professional growth, but that of her peers at Humber and beyond through her leadership in organizing and participating in professional development events."

Since September 2009, Kearns served on the CPRS (Toronto) Student Steering Committee in the Speakers and Sessions sub-committee. She helped plan and execute several student professional development events for the CPRS (Toronto) including Speed Networking Event: Shake Hands, Exchange Info, Move On!, Mid-Winter Mixer, Passport to PR and 360 Degrees: All Things Connected. Before her studies at Humber College, Kearns obtained her masters in public relations (MPR) from Mount Saint Vincent University. Kearns is the second Humber College student to win the award since it was first established in 1997.

About CPRS

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: For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Dalton, APR, Executive Director, 416-239-7034, kdalton@cprs.ca


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