Wednesday, March 30, 2011

College marketing campaign features Loyalist PR grad Melissa Gruber (07/08)

Congrats to Melissa Gruber (Loyalist PR 07/08) who is featured in Loyalist College's new "Where do you want to work?" campaign.

Melissa is currently employed as Communications Co-ordinator at CARFAC National in Ottawa.

Way to go, Melissa!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Record-breaking year for Loyalist PR's community fundraising efforts

This has been a record-breaking year for community fundraising in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program here at Loyalist. Last semester, students raised more than $15,000 for the United Way of Quinte with its first-ever Campus Truckload Sale.

This semester, students raised an additional $3,500 for such organizations as Make-a-Wish Foundation, Kids Help Phone, Plainfield Community Homes, Fixed Fur Life, Salvation Army relief efforts in Japan, Quinte Arts Council and Quinte Conservation.

In addition, student teams gathered more than 1,600 kilograms (that's 3,520 pounds!) of food for the Gleaners Food Bank. Wow - way to go, everyone! You've made an entire college campus proud this year!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Loyalist PR hosts free community media workshops for non-profit community

For the fifth consecutive year, the Post-Graduate Public Relations students of Loyalist College hosted a free community workshop series for members of the non-profit community this past week.

Several dozen participants attended the eight workshops, which covered topics ranging from online networking and virtual fundraising to creative collaboration and social media press releases.

Thanks to all our guests, as well as the Loyalist PR students who delivered their material with great skill and confidence.

We'll see you again next year!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Speed networking event a succcess!

Big thanks to the ten professional communicators who made this year's Speed Networking event such a great success here in Loyalist PR.

This year's participants included:

Kate Young – Communications Officer, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation

Kassandra Melnyk - Communications Director, Sandbanks Estate Winery

Carol Snell – Media Relations Consultant, Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

Grace D. Nyman - Director of Partnership & Sales, Taste the County

Doug Mepham - Founding Partner, MacDonald & Co.

Amy W. Sept - Principal, Nimbyist Communications

Shannon Pitt – Online Marketing Consultant, Hewett & Johnson Consultants

Pam Sylvan - Owner of Pam Sylvan Public Relations

Marilyn Warren - Communications Officer, Loyalist College

Ryan Blaind – Art Director, They Integrated

Thanks, everyone!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Loyalist PR grad at the 31st Genie Awards

Congrats to Loyalist PR grad Melissa Gruber (07/08) who recently made a trip to the Genie Awards on behalf of CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens).

Melissa is now the Communications Co-ordinator for CARFAC.

Way to go, Melissa! We're proud of you.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Quinte Spring Tweet-Up packs the house

What a great time last night at the Quinte Spring Tweet-Up! Held at the Winchester Arms in Belleville, more than 50 local tweeters turned out to meet up and get to know one another.

The crowd included students, faculty, business owners, politicians, members of the local media and people interested in social media.

Congratulations to the student team that organized the event: Troy Stewart, Erica Holgate, Kyle Tuck and Nancy Van De Bogart. Great job, guys!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Networking breakfast strikes a chord with local professional communicators

Yesterday's News Canada Breakfast & Idea Exchange at the Fairfield Marriott Inn & Suites in Belleville attracted more than 85 professional communicators from the Quinte region and beyond.

Keynote speaker Martin Waxman (see photo above) of energi PR delivered an excellent presentation on "The New PR", focusing on the way social media is changing the way we do business.

Thanks to the Loyalist PR student organizing team and to all participants for their insights and expertise.

Finally, thank you to our event sponsors: News Canada, Wooby Communications, Quadra Research, Pivot Media Relations and We appreciate your support!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Loyalist PR grad at Women of the World Event

Congratulations to Loyalist PR graduate Ashley MacCormack (07/08), now with the Ottawa Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, on her recent involvement with the 3rd Annual "Women of the World" event.

In attendance were Laureen Harper, wife of the Prime Minister, as well as guest speaker silver medal Olympian Elizabeth Manley (pictured here with Ashley, above) and many other notable women.

Congratulations on a great event, Ashley!

Click here for more photos of the event.