CPRS Hamilton Announces 2019 Special Award Winners

21 May 2019


Congratulations to the CPRS Hamilton Special Award Winners!

Nominated by peers, these awards recognize exceptional leadership and action in the public relations profession. Both the nominee and the nominator must be CPRS Hamilton members in good standing unless otherwise specified.



Bill Cockman Memorial Award of Excellence in PR

The Award of Excellence is given for distinguished and dedicated service to the Canadian Public Relations Society and/or to the advancement/betterment of the practice of public relations at large.

2019 Recipient: Heather Pullen, MCM, APR, FCPRS


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Student Award of Excellence

Awarded to a CPRS Hamilton student member of a full-time public relations program.

2019 Recipient: Katie MacCabe (pictured right)
2019 Recipient: Shianne Stephens (pictured left)


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CPRS Hamilton PR Champion of the Year

Awarded to the lead manager of an organization who has demonstrated a commitment to and belief in the value of public relations as an effective business strategy.

2019 Recipient: Peter Busatto, City of Guelph (pictured centre)


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CPRS Hamilton PR Champion of the Year

Awarded to the lead manager of an organization who has demonstrated a commitment to and belief in the value of public relations as an effective business strategy.

2019 Recipient: Dr. Angela Stukator, Sheridan College (pictured right)


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Bob Deans, APR Mentorship Award

The mentorship award will be presented to a senior public relations practitioner who has demonstrated a commitment to and belief in the value of mentoring both those who are new to the profession and those who are committed to the practice of public relations.

2019 Recipient: Sean Guedes (pictured left)


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Dr. Louis J. Cahill Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented to a member who has demonstrated commitment to CPRS Hamilton in an exemplary way over the course of his or her membership.

2019 Recipient: Carleen Carroll, APR, FCPRS


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Dr. Louis J. Cahill Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented to a member who has demonstrated commitment to CPRS Hamilton in an exemplary way over the course of his or her membership.

2019 Recipient: Mark Gregory


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CPRS Lifetime Membership Status

2019 Recipient: Sandy Manners, APR, FCPRS (pictured left)


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Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award

Presented to those who have completed a graduate-level program between September 2017-December 2018 with a minimum overall standing of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

2019 Recipient: Rita Chen, MCM (pictured right)

2019 Recipient: Andrea Price, MCM, ABC (pictured centre)


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APR Certificate Presentation

We are proud to present the APR certificates and pins to our newest accredited members.

Caroline Bourque-Wiley, APR, MCM

Dustin Manley, MA, APR, CMP