On May 16, 2013, I graduated with a Masters in Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. I was honoured to receive the President's Prize, awarded to me here by Dr. Ramona Lumpkin. It is given to graduates whose "energy, generosity and commitment have enriched the University during their time as students, and who show promise that their commitment will continue as alumnae." (photo by Dean Casavechia)
- Master of Public Relations, 2013, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
- Bachelor of Public Relations, 1998, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
- Bachelor of Journalism, 1992, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
On Sept. 29 and 30, 2012, I participated in the Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax. I presented my paper: "Media cause and effect in the Shafia case." I was part of the team of faculty and students who contributed to the Mount's effort in making the greatest per capita contribution by institution to the conference this year, winning the award for Best Overall Performance.
Please contact me for a copy of my paper.
Department of Communication Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, January 2013–now
Fall 2013, PBRL2012, Public Relations Writing: Theory and Practice
Spring 2013, PBRL3012, Persuasive Public Relations Writing
Guest Lecturer, Writing Assistant, and Board Member:
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, 2009–2013
I was public relations faculty advisor for final year undergraduate students in PBRL 3388, evaluating and marking their co-op presentations. I delivered guest lectures on media relations, opinion-editorial writing, and persuasive writing. I was a professional writing assistant in the Department of Communications working one-on-one with students needing extra assistance and advising faculty on matters related to pubic relations writing as required. I participated in a mentoring program, and I'm also active at the Mount as a member of the Board of the Alumnae Association and Chair of the alumnae Public Relations and Communications Committee.