Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrating excellence at the 2017 PRISM Awards

The 2017 PRISM Awards took place today at Occasions by the Bay. Each year, the PRISM Awards recognize student achievements in a broad range of categories.

We're grateful to this year's PRISM Award sponsors:

- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
- Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
- Fifth Story 
- International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
- MMK Marketing 
- Meltwater  
- Meta Employment Services 
- Quinte Broadcasting
- Quinte Conservation
- Zeno Group 

Thanks to you all!
We'd also like to congratulate the winners of this year's PRISM Awards:

2017 PRISM Service Award 
Winner - Elizabeth Edwards
Honourable Mention - Mikaela Stacey

2017 Spirit Award
Winner - Steven Schill
Honourable Mention - Aysha Tayab

2017 Leadership Award 
Winner - Heather Williams
Honourable Mention - Mikaela Stacey

2017 Digital Media Award
Winner - Kelsey Thompson
Honourable Mention - Vanessa Drury

2017 Innovation Award 
Winner - Martine Glover
Honourable Mention - Karen Minnis

2017 Professionalism Award
Winner - Dan Schell
Honourable Mention - Kate Clarke

2017 Teamwork Award 
Winner - Stephanie Young
Honourable Mention - Miya Hemmersbach

2017 Individual Campaign of the Year Award
Winner - Julia Van Huizen
Honourable Mention - Dan Schell

2017 Fundraising Campaign of the Year Award 
Winners: Dan Schell, Julia Van Huizen, Aysha Tayab and Sarah Moon
Honourable Mention: Steven Schill, Elizabeth Edwards, Katrina Farnworth, Rebecca Saunders

2017 Team Campaign of the Year Award
Winners: Julia Van Huizen, Kate Clarke, Tamara Rhebergen and Melissa Davis
Honourable Mention: Katrina Farnworth, Rebecca Saunders and Jesslyn Lunney

2017 Fearless Award 
Winner - Dan Pocius
Honourable Mention - Martine Glover

2017 Mentorship Award
Winner - Luisa Sorrentino
Prof. Kerry Ramsay with Luisa Sorrentino
Congratulations also to our Class of 2017 Valedictorian Dan Schell -- you did an amazing job!

Finally, thank you to the PRISM Awards planning committee: PR students (below from left to right) Mikaela Stacey, Melissa Davis, Martine Glover and Elizabeth Edwards!
Live fearlessly, friends!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Loyalist PR hosts 7th annual Speed Mentoring Event

Today students of the Post-Graduate Public Relations program at Loyalist College took part in the 7th annual Speed Mentoring Event.

Our thanks to the following mentors who took part in the event:

Agatha Podgorski, Community Manager - Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

Katie Stewart, Marketing Coordinator - Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (Shorelines Casinos)

Becky Lamb, Destination Development & Marketing Coordinator - Prince Edward County

Caley Weese, Marketing & Executive Assistant - McDougall Insurance & Financial

Aaron Bell, President - Aaron Bell Online Marketing Agency 

Emily Kulm, Web Editor, Marketing & Communications Department - Loyalist College
A great learning experience -- thanks, everyone!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Loyalist PR students deliver community workshops

Today our Post-Graduate Public Relations students students kicked off a week-long series of community workshops.

Over the next four days, students will deliver six workshops to community participants on a variety of social media and technology-related topics.

Thanks to all those who took part in today's workshops. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Loyalist PR students raise $1,200+ for local charities

Congrats to our Loyalist PR students who raised funds for three local charities this weekend.

On Friday night, students help a successful Dodgeball Unlimited tournament in support of Quinte Youth Unlimited.

On Saturday, Paws for a Photo took place at Pet Smart (with proceeds donated to the Quinte Humane Society), while Brain Train was held at the Quinte Mall in support of the Alzheimer Society.
Thanks to all those who came out to support these great events!