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Professor and Department Chair selected for PRSA Esteemed College of Fellows

September 22, 2014

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)’s Board of Directors has approved the recommendation of Dr. Laura R. Hammel for acceptance to the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows.
 
The College of Fellows, founded in 1989, is a community of more than 300 senior PRSA members who have advanced the public relations profession and distinguished themselves through their experience and leadership in the public relations industry. Admission is open to public relations practitioners or educators with 20 years’ experience or more, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. College of Fellows members also must exhibit personal and professional qualities that make them role models for other practitioners or educators.
 
Hammel is currently the Chairman of the Undergraduate Business Department at Ursuline College where she also serves as associate professor and program director of the Public Relations & Marketing Communications Degree Program.
 
The new Fellows will be formally inducted into the College at a dinner to be held Oct. 11, during the PRSA 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C.
 
“The fifteen impressive inductees of the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows each have more than two decades of exemplary public relations work and are a model of what can be achieved in our profession,” said PRSA 2014 National Chair Joe Cohen, APR.  “I congratulate them on this incredible honor and I urge students and new professionals to follow the example of this outstanding group.”





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