Two Kwantlen public relations students, Lydia Frey and Lesley Chang, were awarded the 2011 Dean Miller – Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Scholarship.
The award recognizes excellence in professional communications as well as volunteer contributions to the community and the PR profession.
Normally only one scholarship is awarded each year, but the selection committee was so impressed with each of the Kwantlen PR students that they decided to award both with $1,000 scholarships.
“I design my classroom projects to provide students with real life exposure to PR practice,” said Kwantlen Media Relations faculty member Marsha D’Angelo. “Both students displayed exemplary understanding of how media relations can generate positive publicity for an organization.
Kwantlen PR students have an intense two-year, full-time program in media relations, PR writing, marketing, organizational communication, issues management and crisis response.
Students conduct a special event fundraiser for a non-profit and have raised as much as $12,000 for such charities as The BC Cancer Agency, The BCSPCA, Covenant House, The BC Professional Firefighter’s Burn Fund and The Cinderella Project.