CALGARY, June 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Celine Copeland, Mount Royal University, is the 2018 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. Copeland submitted an essay on What do codes of ethics or professional standards mean to you?
"Celine is clearly an intelligent, hard-working and principled individual. Her personal and professional attributes will make a welcome addition to the public relations community," 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 Celine who display a strong grounding in communications theory and practice."
As an active volunteer in the Calgary community and an avid sports enthusiast, Celine has volunteered with the Alberta Golf Community Event, Calgary Canucks, Calgary Ladies Golf Association, and Golf Canada Calgary's Centre Girl golf program, to name a few. In addition, Celine has demonstrated her commitment to community and youth, volunteering with various food assistance programs, at Youth Central Calgary, and helping to promote youth literacy through the Calgary Public Library Reading Buddies program.
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 [email protected] 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 ext. 222, [email protected]; or Tom Ormsby, APR, CPRS Calgary President, [email protected]