TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) announced Rod Stanley, APR, FCPRS as the latest addition to its prestigious College of Fellows. The Society's newest Fellow will be welcomed by his peers in his hometown of Charlottetown on May 27, the first day of Connexions 2018, the CPRS National Conference, during the annual College of Fellows luncheon.
"The College of Fellows includes some of Canada's best Public Relations professionals and communicators, each of whom are committed to advancing our profession and the status of the Canadian Public Relations Society," said Daniel Granger, L.LL., MBA, APR, FCPRS, Presiding Officer, CPRS College of Fellows. "As our newest member, Rod has shown himself to be a leader in the PR community in Atlantic Canada as well as nationally and I look forward to officially welcoming him to the College this May in Charlottetown."
Since 2000, the College of Fellows has recognized CPRS members who are proven leaders in the public relations and communications profession by bestowing them with its highest designation. With the announcement of Mr. Stanley's fellowship, there are now 127 members of the College of Fellows (FCPRS), plus 18 additional Honorary Fellows (FCPRS(H)).
"CPRS describes the College of Fellows as a way to recognize those CPRS members who are proven leaders in public relations/communications and who have made exceptional contributions to the profession and their communities," said Renee McCloskey, APR, FCPRS, one of Mr. Stanley's five endorsers. "It represents an esteemed group of public relations professionals from across the country, and I [am] thrilled to see Rod Stanley take his well-deserved place amongst them."
To attain Fellowship status, a public relations professional must be a member with the Society for at least 10 years, have a minimum of 20 years of experience within the profession, and be accredited in public relations (APR). Successful Fellows have demonstrated a significant contribution to the public relations profession and to the CPRS.
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 and communications. Members work to maintain the highest standards and 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.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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