CSU Professor Honored by Public Relations Society of America
A CSU journalism professor has received one of the highest honours given by the Public Relations Society of America
.Jangyul Kim, a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication, continues to be elected to the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows, an honorary organization within PRSA composed of more than 350 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.
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Becoming a member
Election to the College, which was created in 1989 as part of an initiative focused on the future of public relations, is considered the pinnacle of a PR professional’s livelihood. Faculty members serve in PRSA leadership positions, participating in professional practice, teaching, and mentoring students and professionals.
To qualify for admittance into the College of Fellows, the public relations professional or teacher must have at least 20 years of expertise, hold the Accredited in Public Relations credential and have shown accomplishment and special ability in the practice or teaching of public relations.
“As a PR professional and an academic, I was well aware of its demands and PRSA Fellow for the application,” Kim said. I wondered if I might qualify. Once I received the honor I felt joyful and humiliated.”
A selection committee comprising current College of Fellows members reviewed applications and solicited and advocated this year’s group of nominees to the PRSA 2016 National Board of Directors.
The new Fellows will be formally inducted into the Faculty at a dinner to be held Oct. 22, immediately prior to the PRSA 2016 International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The induction of Jangyul Kim to the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows sets the standard for strategic communications that produce business results,” said PRSA 2016 National Chair Mark McClennan. “But he serves as mentor, sage counsel and an example for the rest of us and goes beyond just that. I congratulate Jangyul Kim on the well-deserved honour, and ask him to continue to challenge us all to always strive for excellence in ”
College of Fellows intent
The intention behind the College of Fellows is to recognize prominent public relations leaders and to further the professionalism and standing of public relations practice and instruction.
Kim inspires young public relations professionals and students to consistently keep pushing towards their dreams as the second CSU professor and first Korean American to be elected into the College of Fellows. “Public relations is a great area that allows you to create positive change through the power of communication,” Kim said. “I strongly support talented young students to consider public relations as their lifetime profession.”