TSPRA is pleased to announce the two recipients of its scholarships for the 2013 Annual Conference. The scholarship committee has selected Nicole Mansell, Director of Public Relations with Waxahachie ISD, and Jamie Mount, Director of Public Information with Humble ISD, as the two recipients of the full scholarships to attend the conference, held at the Corpus Christi Omni Bayfront Hotel from February 18-21, 2013.
In order to be eligible for the scholarships, TSPRA members must have demonstrated to the committee their work toward achieving their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), or a master’s degree in our field. The scholarships include the cost of registration fees and hotel room for up to three nights, as well as registration to either the APR or CFRE pre-conference session, approximately a $1,000 value.
Congratulations to these two TSPRA members on being selected as the 2013 Scholarship winners. We look forward to seeing them and many more at the conference in February.
The 2013 Scholarship Recipients
Nicole Mansell recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, and is looking forward to the learning opportunities that the gathering of her peers presents. “The knowledge one gains while in attendance and the networking with colleagues that the TSPRA Conference affords an individual is invaluable,” Mansell said. She hopes to be able to use her APR certification to provide training through workshops or informal advice for others seeking to go through the process.
Jamie Mount has spent 18 years in the school communications field, and was recently promoted to Director of Public Information at Humble ISD. She says achieving her APR certification will “strengthen my understanding of how public relations activites and communication tools can be used strategically to make a systematic difference,” making her a more valuable advocate both for her district and public schools throughout the state.