College of Fellows Welcome Letter
As the 2017 Chair, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Fellows’ “home” on the PRSA website.
The College of Fellows recognizes and honors outstanding members of the Society with 20 years or more in the profession who have significantly advanced the public relations field. We provide leadership and support for PRSA through continued service to the Society in many ways.
If you are a Fellow, this is the place to connect with us to stay informed about our activities and about your opportunities to lend your leadership and support to our endeavors. I encourage you to consider serving as a GoodFellow, signing up for PRSA’s Mentor Match or volunteering to help with the College’s selection process or Induction Dinner. You can contact me or any of our College officers from links elsewhere on this page. Please let us hear from you.
If you are not a Fellow, this is the place to find information about applying to the College. You’ll also find information about our GoodFellows, a committed group of Fellows who offer individual counsel to applicants as they work through the process. (The deadline for requesting a GoodFellow assignment is March 15, and the 2017 application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4.) We will celebrate and induct our Class of 2017 the evening of Oct. 7 in Boston, in conjunction with PRSA’s International Conference.
During 2017, the College of Fellows will revise our three-year strategic plan in concert with PRSA’s strategic plan. We’ll also continue to be PRSA’s “home” for mentoring professionals of all levels of experience. And, we’ll remain involved with our partners in the educators’ community through our “Learning to Teach” publication and our annual session at PRSA’s ICON to help professionals transition to classrooms.
As in years past, the College of Fellows will also create and sponsor a Master Class during the 2017 PRSA ICON Oct. 8-10 in Boston, and I welcome your suggestions on topics or speakers.
Here’s to a great year!
Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA
2017 Chair, PRSA College of Fellows