TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Luis Carlos Flores Aguilar, of Edmonton, Alberta, is the winner of the 2018 Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/ Communications, awarded by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. The $1,500 annual Torchia Scholarship is awarded to a communications student who has chosen to study public relations in one of Canada's two official languages that is not his/her first language or mother tongue, and who is entering the second year of study in a Canadian university degree program or multi-year certificate or diploma program that meets recognized standards of education.
Luis Carlos Flores Aguilar is a recent immigrant to Canada. After completing his degree in Petroleum Engineering in late 2014, Luis Carlos moved from Mexico to Edmonton as a unilingual Spanish speaker. Within two-and-a-half years, after intensive self-study of the English language, Luis Carlos was accepted into MacEwan University's Public Relations Diploma program. Studying in a discipline that demands impeccable grammar usage and strong cultural competence, Luis Carlos has found his academic journey both challenging and rewarding.
Luis Carlos is committed to make meaningful contributions to Canadian society, having recently volunteered as Spanish instructor and has now secured a position as Communications Advisor intern with the Government of Alberta. Luis Carlos is looking forward to pursuing a full-time communications career in his new home, Canada.
"Speaking multiple languages enriches students, gives them a competitive edge and a greater appreciation for other cultures and ways of thinking, which often leads to exciting career opportunities," said Jean-Claude Torchia, CEO and Co-Founder of Torchia Communications. "Torchia Communications is very proud to support this Scholarship since 2007 and what it stands for. We extend our congratulations to Luis Carlos as he embarks on what promises to be an outstanding career."
The Torchia 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 nationwide.
SOURCE Communications + Public Relations Foundation
For further information: about the Foundation and its public relations educational initiatives, contact Karen Dalton APR, FCPRS, Executive Director, Communications + Public Relations Foundation, 783 Annette Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 2E4 or [email protected]