Friday, September 26, 2008

Congrats to Mary Dulle, APR, Fellow PRSA

From a TCU posting/notice:

TCU Bob Schieffer School of Journalism appoints new director of internships

Mary Dulle, APR, Fellow PRSA, has been appointed director of internships for the TCU Schieffer School of Journalism. Dulle will work with students and corporations locally and around the country to find opportunities to enhance their learning experience while providing value to the companies.

“We’re delighted to have someone with Mary’s combination of teaching and professional experience,” said John Tisdale, interim director of the Schieffer School. “She’ll bring the internship program up to the level of excellence we expect in the Schieffer School.”

An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Dulle was elected to the College of Fellows in 2002. She is a past president of the Fort Worth PRSA chapter, has also served as president of the Fort Worth chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Carolyn Bobo, APR, Fellow PRSA Nominated to be Assembly Delegate at Large for the 2009 PRSA Assembly

Carolyn Bobo, APR, Fellow PRSA has been nominated to be Assembly Delegate at Large for the 2009 PRSA assembly. A link to the press release is below.

She will also serve in this position at the 2008 Assembly. She will represent PRSA members who are not affiliated with a chapter, which is about 125 people in Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Guam and Puerto Rico,
and serve in the Armed Forces.

Carolyn Bobo, APR, Fellow PRSA, has worked in journalism, advertising/public relations agencies, health care and higher education in Texas, New Mexico and South Carolina.

She has been an adjunct instructor at South Carolina’s Furman University and at Texas Christian University, and has published articles about public relations in trade and business media, including “Public Relations Quarterly,” “PR Tactics” and “Journal of Employee Communications Management.” She is a contributor to the book, "Crisis Communications in Health Care: A Delicate Balance," and to the instructor's guide for "This is PR” textbook.

Carolyn has participated in exchange programs in Guatemala (Healing the Children) and Croatia (U.S. Agency for International Development.)

Carolyn has been Southwest District chair, president of New Mexico PRSA, a member of Greater Fort Worth and South Carolina chapter boards of directors, a PRSA assembly delegate and a member of the national accreditation board. She was elected to the College of Fellows in 2001, and to the position of National Assembly Delegate At Large in 2007.

She received bachelor of journalism and bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in communications management in an interdisciplinary program of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Management.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Red Cross needs PA volunteers

Hi. According to Anita Foster, Metroplex Communications Officer for the American Red Cross, hurricane operations are still in full swing and more than 3,600 people across DFW are being sheltered. "It doesn't look like things are going to let up for a few more days,” Foster reports.

There are many opportunities to volunteer and serve. As you may know, the Red Cross has a Public Affairs (PA) function and several of the GFW PRSA Chapter members volunteer and serve this function.

You can learn more about the volunteer opportunities, training available and the needs by reading this blog from the DFW American Red Cross:

I know several of our other members work for non-profits in the area who are serving the evacuees and assisting our community in this time of need. If your organization has a need for volunteers as a result of this disaster, please send that information to lauravanhoosier[@] and we will post it and share it with others.

Anita's information is below:

Anita J. Foster
Metroplex Communications Officer
American Red Cross Dallas/Fort Worth chapters
817-296-0612 Cell


Thank you.