The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations is accepting applications for its Educator Fellowship Program. The program consists of an intensive, two-week summer fellowship which allows the fellows to enhance their leadership, networking and professional development skills.
“The selected fellows will be immersed in the current day-to-day operations of the public relations function, seeing first-hand the issues and challenges practitioners face today,” said Dr. Karla Gower, director of the Plank Center.
Key beneficiaries are public relations students. They can be assured their professors are knowledgeable in the current practices and issues facing practitioners and that practitioners have a greater appreciation for the value of theory and research of their classrooms in today’s public relations work.
The Center acts as convener of the program, matching public relations educators to world-class agencies and corporations based on specific areas of interest, expertise and geographic preference.Deadline for candidate applications is February 17.
Deadline for candidate applications is February 17.
About the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
In 2005, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established The Plank Center. Named for public relations leader and UA alumna, the late Betsy Plank, the Center develops and recognizes outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society through a variety of initiatives.
In addition to national leaders in the practice and education, the Center’s Board includes an ex officio position for the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America that represents more than 11,000 members in 300-plus colleges and universities.
The Center is housed in UA’s department of advertising and public relations, a division of the College of Communication and Information Sciences. UA’s public relations program, with nearly 1,400 students, is the largest undergraduate degree program within the College. The program is certified by the Public Relations Society of America.
More information about the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations can be found at www.plankcenter.ua.edu.