Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Loyalist PR in action

One of the coolest things about my job as professor and co-ordinator for the Post-Grad PR program here at Loyalist is getting to know some of the world's most amazing students.

By the time spring rolls around each year, I've taught eight of the program's 12 courses, and needless to say, my students and I have gotten to know a thing or two about each other.

One of the things that continues to impress me is the multiple talents my students possess, whether on the rugby field, on the stage, on the volleyball court, in the hockey arena, on the big screen or elsewhere.

Last night I got the opportunity to see one of our students, Kyle MacKenzie, in action as he played the lead role in "The Pact", a student-written and produced film that was screened at the Empire Theatre here in Belleville.

What never fails to impress me is not only the talent of students like Kyle, but the time management skills and professional dedication it takes to create a project like The Pact, or take on a campus leadership role, or simply raise a family while juggling all the demands of a post-graduate program.

As we make the transition from students and teachers to colleagues and friends in the very near future, I look forward to the new and exciting opportunities that await us all.

Thanks for the inspiration, everyone.

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