EDMONTON, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) announced Red River College student Taylor Fenn as the recipient of this year's CPRS/CISION Student Award of Excellence. Fenn accepted the Award at the Society's annual Awards of Excellence Gala on June 17, the second night of the 2019 CPRS National conference, Evolving Expectations.
"Throughout her time at Red River College, Taylor has been a strong ambassador for the Creative Communications Program and for CPRS," said nominating professor Melanie Lee Lockhart, MA, APR. "Given her unfailingly positive and professional performance and her stated desire to pursue a field she's passionate about, I've no doubt she will grow into a leader in our profession."
Fenn not only received a $1,000 prize courtesy of CISION, but also a complimentary one-year Affiliate membership to CPRS, intended for new practitioners entering the profession following the completion of post-secondary public relations studies.
During her studies, Fenn was also one of two Student Liaison's to the CPRS Manitoba Board of Directors, playing an important role in connecting students with CPRS.
"In her time on the CPRS Manitoba board, Taylor proved herself to be committed, thoughtful, and passionate about the public relations field," added CPRS Manitoba Local Society President Susan Harrison. "Her contributions to board discussions and willingness to jump in and assist wherever needed has made her a valued member of our team. I have no doubt she will go far in her chosen career and will contribute much to the field of public relations and communications."
Established jointly by the two organizations, the CPRS/CISION Award of Excellence recognizes student excellence in public relations. Winning students have been nominated by their co-ordinators or instructors and were enrolled in the final year (or equivalent) of a recognized, full-time Canadian public relations program at the time of their win.
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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