Terri Smolar posthumously named Mentor of the Year by Canadian Public Relations Society

TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) posthumously named Terri Smolar as the 2016 CPRS Mentor of the Year. During the Society's Annual General Meeting on May 29, the CPRS Board of Directors announced Terri's award to membership, coinciding with her celebration of life in British Columbia.

"In recognition of the tremendous positive impact she had on her colleagues and students in the field of public relations, the CPRS Major Awards Committee acknowledges the contributions that Terri made as a long-time member of the Society and through her work as a teacher and mentor to many," said Robyn Quinn APR, FCPRS, Presiding Officer, CPRS Major Awards.

The Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award, established to celebrate the Canadian Public Relations Society's 60th Anniversary, recognizes the outstanding effort of a public relations practitioner who has consistently and actively mentored public relations practitioners to advance in their careers. The Mentor of the Year exemplifies the critical role that mentoring plays in the advancement of the public relations profession.

The Mentor of the Year Award is one of nine CPRS Major Awards recognizing exceptional involvement in the public relations profession.

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 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. 

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

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