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. The award recipient will have demonstrated a commitment to speaking to post-secondary students, encouraging internships in the workplace, fostering exemplary relationships in the profession and serving the profession.
Nominators must be members in good standing of CPRS Hamilton and should submit a summary of no more than two pages (300-500 words) outlining who they nominate and how this individual fulfills the above criteria and exemplifies the attributes of this Mentorship Award.
2019 Recipient: Sean Guedes
Dr. Louis J. Cahill Distinguished Service Award
This award is given whenever the CPRS Hamilton Board of Directors believes it is warranted. Presented to a member who has demonstrated a commitment to CPRS Hamilton in an exemplary way over the course of his or her membership.
2019 Recipients: Carleen Carroll, APR, FCPRS and Mark Gregory
Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award
In honour of our colleague and friend Sharon Little, APR, who passed away November 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sharon was a member of CPRS since 2009 and was a 15-year employee at Halton Region where she was the Manager of Communications. Sharon served as Treasurer of the Hamilton chapter from 2010 to 2012 and as Vice-President from 2012 to 2013. Her insight, calm demeanour, wit, professionalism and positive approach to life and work made Sharon a valued member of the society and the communications community. The award was renamed in her honour and is now called, the “Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award”.
Call for Applications
CPRS Hamilton is calling for applications for the Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award. If you 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 (i.e. at the Master’s level, Ph.D. or MBA in public relations or communications) and are a member in good standing of CPRS Hamilton for at least two years (at the time the award is presented), you could be eligible to receive a scholar award in the amount of $1,000.
The objective of the award is to promote the importance of continuous learning and professionalism in the field of public relations. Selection will be based on the submission that best meets the objective and criteria mentioned, including the highest marks among applicants. The Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award, which is administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation, is a permanent endowment fund established by CPRS Hamilton. This award was funded through the exceptional efforts of a committed group of members, led by Kimberlee Lambe, APR that hosted a CPRS National conference in Niagara Falls.
2019 Recipients: Rita Chen, MCM and Andrea Price, MCM, ABC