TORONTO, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Bailey Barbary, Toronto, Ontario, is the
2011 winner of the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications awarded by
Brock University, St. Catharines. The Scholarship is awarded to a
communications student in the final year of study for academic
excellence, community involvement and participation in charitable
The Scholarship was established by Enterprise Canada, Toronto, to honour
Lou Cahill, the founder of Enterprise Canada - Canada's
longest-operating public relations firm. An icon of the Canadian public
relations industry, Lou Cahill died in November 2008 at the age of 94.
He held an honorary doctoral degree from Brock.
"We are delighted that Bailey Barbary has received the Lou Cahill
Scholarship in Communications," said Barbara Fox, OEB Enterprise
President and Chief Executive Officer. "Lou Cahill would have been
proud of her community involvement and commitment to charitable
Sharon Broderick, lecturer in the Faculty of Business at Brock, agrees
that Bailey continues the tradition of scholarship and volunteerism
that is integral to the award.
"Her social awareness coupled with a desire to apply her talents in
helping others is demonstrated by her involvement in Brock Radio, Brock
TV and numerous charitable causes beyond the University campus," said
Broderick. "She is a gracious, modest and accomplished young woman."
Barbary has been a Breast Cancer Awareness Event organizer and a
participant fundraiser for the Weekend to End Women's Cancer as well as
an event liaison with the Terry O'Malley Lecture series at the
University. Through these commitments she has acquired valuable insight
into the importance of volunteer activity and has applied the skills
she has learned in her studies: social media, direct mail, event
organization, promotion, marketing and public education, as well as
Her marketing work for BrockTV.ca included creation of promotion
strategies to generate interest and sustain awareness as well as
promoting online content and viewer involvement using a variety of
promotion tools including social networking.
In 2010, she was Public Outreach and Information Assistant at the
Regional Municipality of Niagara in Thorold. There she built and
managed relationships with organizations, event sponsors and the public
to achieve stated goals in addition to handling media, special event
and promotional assignments. She became involved in developing policies
and procedures manuals to assist incoming staff and co-ordinated a
summer issue of the Region's newsletter.
According to Deanna Barrow, her supervisor at the Region, "Bailey
consistently went above and beyond her duties as a co-op student,
taking a leadership role in various projects. Her attention to detail
and creative vision in numerous communications initiatives proved
invaluable to our team, and her passion for success was a huge
value-added to our division."
The Lou Cahill Scholarship monies are managed by the Communications +
Public Relations Foundation. 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
Applications for the annual Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications,
valued at $1,250 for eligible graduating students from the Department
of Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University are
available from the University's Student Awards and Financial Aid
Office. Scholarship winners have an opportunity to participate in a
four-month internship with Enterprise Canada following graduation.
For more information about the Foundation and its public relations
educational initiatives, contact Barbara Sheffield, Executive Director,
Communications + Public Relations Foundation, Suite 1515, 73 Widdicombe
Hill Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9R 4B3, or phone 416 242-6146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE COMMUNICATIONS + PUBLIC RELATIONS FOUNDATION
For further information:
(905) 688-5550, ext. 4687
Barbara Sheffield, APR, FCPRS
Communications + Public Relations Foundation
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