EDMONTON, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In recognition of her numerous contributions to both the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the public relations profession as a whole, CPRS National has awarded Sarah K. Jones, APR, FCPRS LM the 2019 Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award. Jones accepted the award before an audience of her peers on the second day of the 2019 CPRS National conference, Evolving Expectations.
"Thank you to my friends and colleagues at the Canadian Public Relations Society for this great honour and for your fellowship and support over the years," said Sarah K. Jones, APR, FCPRS LM. "It's been a privilege to not only to be part of this incredible organization, but to also be able to contribute to our important mission of advocating for our profession and the highest standards of ethical practice."
One of CPRS' most prestigious honours, the Novikoff Award is given annually to a member who's contributed to the enhancement of both the Society and the public relations profession overall. Jones' nomination was endorsed by four fellow members who cited her almost continuous contributions since first joining CPRS, including serving as National President (2000-01), and presiding officer for both the National Council on Accreditation and the National Committee on Judicial and Ethics.
"Every organization needs people who are courageous, passionate about their craft, honest and forthright, involved for altruistic reasons and determined to make a lasting contribution," said Kathy Malley, APR, FCPRS LM. "It is for her outstanding commitment to the integrity of the public relations profession that I wholeheartedly nominate Sarah K. Jones for the prestigious Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award".
Established in 1989 in memory of long-time CPRS member Philip A. Novikoff, the award is given to an accredited member who has furthered the standing of the public relations profession in Canada. This year's Novikoff Award was one of six Major and Special awards presented during the three-day Evolving Expectations 2019 program.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit association of professionals dedicated to the practice, management and teaching of public relations and communications. Comprising 14 local societies, CPRS' mission is to build a national public relations and communications management community through professional development and accreditation, collaboration with thought leaders, a commitment to ethics and a code of professional standards, advocacy for the profession, and support to members at every stage of their careers.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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