Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Introducing your Post-Grad PR faculty team!

As we gear up for the biggest year ever in Post-Graduate Public Relations, our PR faculty team is putting the pieces in place to ensure we are delivering the best program available in the province (heck, the universe!).

From left to right, we are: Andrew Gileno (Design I and II), Kerry Ramsay (Intro to PR, Case Studies I and II, Presentation Skills I and II, PR Techniques), Aaron Bell (PR Writing I and II, Case Studies I and II) and Rhonda Cunningham (Fundraising Fundamentals and Event Management).

For those of you who will be joining us this fall, we look forward to meeting you!

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to e-mail Professor Kerry Ramsay, Program Co-ordinator at

See you in September!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Belleville Tweet-Up -- join us this Friday!

It's Tweet Up time again! Join us for the third installation of #bvilletweets, at the Boathouse Restaurant on May 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This event is for those who are already tweeting, and for those who are interested in social media, and the who's who of the #bville social media scene.

It's a great chance to network, have fun, and meet some new tweeps.The event is simply a mix and mingle, and dress is business casual, so no need to stress about what to wear. We just want everyone to come out and have a good time. Feel free to bring friends.

Remember to use the hashtag #bvilletweets. Please also join the bvilletweets official FB page, and keep an eye out for the launch of a new, interactive website.If you have any questions, please contact @brynajones via Twitter, email or phone 613-771-0090.

See you there!

P.S. Don't forget to 'Like' us at -> )

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Have you reserved your spot for the fall?

Loyalist's newly expanded Post-Graduate Public Relations Program is filling up quickly!

If you've received an offer to the program for the fall of 2010, be sure to accept your spot SOON to avoid disappointment.

If you haven't yet applied, there is a limited number of spots available.

Apply today at Ontario Colleges web site, and be sure to accept your offer ASAP to avoid the waiting list.

Thanks - and we hope to see you in September!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Freeze Frame with Mandi Buma (09/10)

Today's Freeze Frame features Mandi Buma, a Loyalist PR student who graduates next month.

Prior to coming to the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program, Mandi was enrolled in the Recreation and Leisure Program, followed by the Accounting Program at Loyalist College.

Mandi is now working full-time as the Recreation Co-ordinator for the Township of Tyendinaga in Shannonville.

Freeze Frame: Tell us about some of your duties in your role as Recreation Co-ordinator.

Mandi Buma: I am in charge of all of the recreational programming for kids and adults, as well as all of the special events we do here. Some of these include Canada Day, Remembrance Day, a Volunteer BBQ as well as fundraising events to raise money for the recreational programs we run.

I also am in charge of maintaining the budget here, as well as being the liaison between the recreational users and the council of our Township.

FF: How did Loyalist PR help prepare you for your current position?

MB: Loyalist PR was a huge help in preparing me for my current job. The different courses helped me prepare for things that I do every day - event planning, fundraising, scheduling and writing.

FF: Can you tell us about any of the highlights of your year in Loyalist PR?

MB: One of the highlights for me in the PR program was the trip we took to Toronto. It was amazing to see the set of "The Hour" (on CBC) and be a part of the Christmas special. It was a great bonding experience for our class as well and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

FF: Do you have any words of wisdom for students entering the program this fall?

MB: My words of advice would be to GET INVOLVED in anything you can! There is so much to experience in PR and so many amazing things to learn!

FF: Anything else to add?

MB: Come into the program with an open mind. There is so much to learn and so many things to experience. Get involved and learn as much as you can!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Every PR party needs... a party dog!

Muchas gracias to organizers Adam, Marina and Kim for throwing a great "End of the Beginning" PR BBQ bash at Adam's place this past weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at convocation!

P.S. Special thanks to Chico the Party Dog. You definitely make the perfect mascot!