CPRS National Awards the 2017 Lamp of Service to PRK® Development Team

KELOWNA, BC, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) named the five members of the PRK Development team: Colin Babiuk, M.A., APR, FCPRS, Kathleen Garrett, APR, Patrice Leroux M.A., ARP, Christine Smith B.ED and Claudine Wilson, APR, LM as recipients of the 2017 CPRS Lamp of Service. The team was recognized for their commitment and leadership in exam development and subsequent ongoing success of the Public Relations Knowledge PRK® exam offered by the National Council on Education.  Team members Colin Babiuk, M.A., APR, FCPRS and Patrice Leroux, M.A., ARP were on hand to accept the award in person, May 30, in Kelowna B.C. during Illuminate 2017, the CPRS National Conference.

"It is an honour to be a member of this team of outstanding individuals selected to receive the award," said Babiuk. "I am fortunate to have worked alongside people that practice PR with the highest standards and who value education as much as I do. They will truly leave the vineyard better than they found it."

"We live in a time in which Public Relations certification is becoming crucial," added Patrice Leroux. "I sincerely hope that all CPRS members (junior and senior) will consider engaging themselves in such a process." 

The CPRS Lamp of Service is awarded to CPRS members whose personal activities and/or leadership and dedication have resulted in the advancement of the Society. It was one of several noteworthy CPRS awards presented this year. The Major Awards recognize exceptional involvement in the public relations profession and candidates are nominated by peers.

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 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: Media Contact: Dan LaBelle, Specialist, Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society, 416-917-1794, dlabelle@cprs.ca

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