9/1/2016 - CSU Professor Honored by Public Relations Society of America
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A CSU journalism professor has received one of the greatest honours granted by the Public Relations Society of America


Becoming a member

Election to the College, which was created in 1989 within an initiative focused on the future of public relations, is considered the pinnacle of a PR professional’s vocation. College members serve in PRSA leadership positions, engaging in professional practice, teaching, and mentoring students and professionals.

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To qualify for admittance into the College of Fellows, the public relations professional or educator must have at least 20 years of experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations credential and have demonstrated accomplishment and special ability in the practice or teaching of public relations.


As a PR practitioner and an academic, I was aware of its demands and PRSA Fellow ” Kim said. “I wondered if I might qualify. Once I received the honour I felt happy and humbled.”


A selection committee comprising present College of Fellows members advocated this year’s group of nominees to the PRSA 2016 National Board of Directors and reviewed applications and solicited.

Kim’s induction


The new Fellows will be formally inducted into the College at a dinner to be held Oct. 22, immediately prior to the PRSA 2016 International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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“The induction of Jangyul Kim to the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows establishes the standard for strategic communications that produce business results said PRSA 2016 National Chair Mark McClennan. “But he serves as sage counsel, mentor and an example and goes beyond just that. I congratulate Jangyul Kim on the well-deserved honour, and request him to continue to challenge all of us to constantly strive for excellence in all we do. ”


College of Fellows intention


The reason for the College of Fellows is to further the professionalism and standing of public relations practice and instruction and to recognize prominent public relations leaders.


As the second CSU professor and first Korean American to be elected into the College of Fellows, Kim inspires students and young public relations professionals to consistently keep pushing towards their wishes. “Public relations is an excellent area that enables you to create positive change through the power of communication,” Kim said. “I firmly encourage talented young students to consider public relations as their lifetime profession.”

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