Katie Stewart Named 2015 CPRS/CNW Public Relations Student Award of Excellence Winner

TORONTO, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and CNW, a PR Newswire Company, are pleased to announce Katie Stewart as the 2015 CPRS/CNW Student Award of Excellence winner. Stewart will be acknowledged during the 2015 CPRS National Awards Gala on June 2 in Montreal, QC.

"I am beyond thrilled to accept this year's CPRS/CNW Student Award of Excellence. Public Relations is such a dynamic, exciting field that I am humbled to be recognized for my contributions to it thus far," said Stewart. "I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me!"

"On behalf of everyone at CNW, congratulations Katie!" said Nicole Guillot, President & CEO, CNW. "CNW is proud to support outstanding students like Katie as they transition into their communications and PR careers."

Stewart's nominator for the award, Kerry Ramsay, Professor and Coordinator, Post-Graduate Public Relations Program, Loyalist College, noted that Stewart is an active volunteer outside of the classroom and is well respected by her classmates.

"'Spirited' aptly describes Katie," said Ramsay. "With infectious energy and enthusiasm, Katie has the remarkable ability to make even the most daunting task seem manageable. Katie demonstrates the capacity to work cooperatively, maintaining a high degree of honesty and integrity."

Established jointly by CPRS and CNW, the award recognizes student excellence in the public relations and communications management field. Students must have been studying at an undergraduate, diploma or certificate level. Winners receive a certificate and $1,000 cash award from CNW. CPRS will provide Stewart with a complimentary CPRS Affiliate Membership. The Affiliate Membership is a new category designed specifically for new practitioners entering the profession following the completion of post-secondary public relations studies.

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 more than 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: cprs.ca.

About CNW Group Ltd.
CNW Group Ltd. (a PR Newswire company) gets people talking about our clients online and in the news. We deliver quality, authenticated news releases and multimedia content in the right way and to the right places in order to fulfill disclosure requirements and maximize exposure, engagement and earned media opportunities. CNW Group also provides professional video, photography and webcast production, translation, regulatory filing and printing services as well as monitoring and measurement platforms. www.newswire.ca

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

Image with caption: "Katie Stewart, 2015 recipient of the CPRS/CNW Student Award of Excellence. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150525_C5700_PHOTO_EN_16848.jpg

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Sparks, Communications Specialist, 416-239-7034, bsparks@cprs.ca

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