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PR curriculum calls for Community Partners Program applicants
Monday, January 07, 2013

The public relations curriculum at SUNY Fredonia is now accepting applications for the 2013 Community Partners Program that offers mutual benefits to senior students and local nonprofit organizations.

The Community Partners Program is a semester-long project of the public relations major capstone course, Public Relations Campaigns. Students conduct research and develop comprehensive public relations plans, including the development of materials, for one or more nonprofit, community-based organizations. Participating organizations are given all materials at the end of the semester.

The deadline for applying for the 2013 program is noon on Friday, Jan. 25.

Three Chautauqua County nonprofit organizations will be selected based on their public relations situation and need for assistance; preference will be given to organizations that do not have access to hired or volunteer public relations staff. Selected organizations will have full use of the research, plan and campaign materials developed by the students. In return, the organizations are asked to be accessible to students throughout the semester to answer questions and provide information, as well as attend several program activities on campus.

The program has assisted 19 nonprofit organizations since it began in 2001.

Full information about the 2013 Community Partners Program, including the application and dates that representatives from selected organizations are required to be on campus, is located at www.fredonia.edu/department/communication/cpp.asp.

Organizations may also contact Ann Carden, associate professor and coordinator of the program, at ann.carden@fredonia.edu or 716-785-3487.

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