Mount Royal University student Sarah Bartlett receives CPRS Calgary Legacy Scholarship

CALGARY, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Sarah Bartlett, Mount Royal University, is the 2017 winner of the Calgary Legacy Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Calgary in partnership with the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program in one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT.

Those who make a submission must demonstrate an overall understanding of public relations and communications, its theoretical and practical elements, including values and principles through submission of a two-page essay on a specified topic. Bartlett submitted an essay on Ethical Communications: The Value of Working with the Code of Professional Standards.

"The panel of jurors was impressed with Sarah's understanding of and commitment to business ethics with respect to public relations," said Patrick Hammond, APR, member of the Communications + Public Relations Foundation's Board of Directors. "Through this scholarship, we are pleased to welcome emerging public relations practitioners like Sarah who display a strong grounding in communications theory and practice."

Bartlett is currently working as a summer student in Public Affairs at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in Calgary. Her previous work experience includes working as a public relations intern with the Calgary Flames public relations department during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 NHL seasons.

As an active volunteer in the Calgary community, Sarah enjoys making a difference through her work. Over the past two years, she has volunteered with the 2016 Juno Awards, the 2017 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut division.  

The Canadian Public Relations Society is a national public relations membership organization with 2,500 members in 14 member societies in major cities organized province-wide. It establishes and encourages high levels of professional standards, ethics and studies in public relations.

The Calgary Legacy Scholarship funds and competition are managed by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation on behalf of CPRS (Calgary). The Foundation promotes the advancement of communications and public relations as vital functions in society, is dedicated to the public interest, and is committed to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the role of communications and public relations in daily life. The Foundation accepts individual and corporate contributions towards research and educational initiatives nationwide.

For more information about the Foundation and its public relations educational initiatives, contact Karen Dalton APR, FCPRS(H), CAE, Executive Director, Communications + Public Relations Foundation, at foundation@cprs.ca or check www.CPRFoundation.ca.

SOURCE Communications and Public Relations Foundation

For further information: Karen Dalton APR, FCPRS(H), CAE, Executive Director, Communications + Public Relations Foundation, (416) 239-7034, foundation@cprs.ca; Melanie Simmons, CPRS Calgary President, (403) 816-4191, mlc@melanielynncommunications.com

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