TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Saron Fanel, London, Ontario is the 2013
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 to honour Lou Cahill, the founder of
Enterprise Canada, the country'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 Saron has received the Lou Cahill Scholarship in
Communications", said Barbara Fox, Enterprise Canada President and
Chief Executive Officer. "Lou Cahill would have been proud of her
community involvement and commitment to volunteer service."
During her third year of study, she participated in an exchange program
at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was on the
Dean's list for outstanding academics.
Fanel has been a volunteer with ROOTS: African Caribbean Society, where,
she learned and shared an appreciation for the cultures expressed by
African and Caribbean students at Brock by discovering, celebrating and
building awareness about their rich heritage. In addition, she
volunteered with the Brock University Student Alumni Association
building relationships between students and alumni supporting
interaction and a successful student transition. She helped with
events such as Move in Day, Career Expo, Health Fair and the Touch of
Home program to allow students to feel at home and learn more about
living at Brock.
"Saron has been an active leader within the St.Catharines community.
Through her involvement with Brock University's Students' Union, she
showed a dedication and passion that was admired by both staff and
fellow students. Her success in both academics and
community involvement can be attributed to her consistent ability to go
above and beyond," said Karlie Fitzgerald, Marketing Co-Ordinator,
Brock University Student Union.
Fanel has also been involved with Free the Children Action Group, Brock
Chapter, to work on projects that eliminate child poverty and
exploitation and to empower and inspire youth to make positive change
in the world. She raised awareness on campus of the issue and was
involved in organizing a 5 km run where all proceeds went to a village
The Lou Cahill Scholarship is 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
towards research and educational initiatives nationwide.
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.
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.
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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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