Professional Studies and Fine Arts

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JMS Faculty Selected to PRSA College of Fellows

August 1, 2017

Kaye Sweetser, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA, will be one of 11 new members inducted into the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious College of Fellows, an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 350 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession. She will be inducted on October 7 in Boston during PRSA’s International Conference.

Dr. Sweetser joined the School of Journalism & Media Studies in the summer of 2014. In addition to teaching public relations courses, Dr. Sweetser is a key instructor in the School’s accelerated master’s program for military public affairs officers and the faculty adviser to the SDSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Currently a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Commander Sweetser has served as the primary mentor for about one third of public relations professionals worldwide holding the APR+M credential from the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest professional certification program in public relations.

To qualify for admittance into the College of Fellows, the public relations practitioner or educator must have at least 20 years of experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. Fewer than 2 percent of PRSA members are accepted into the College of Fellows.

More information about PRSA, the College of Fellows, and the other 10 inductees can be found on the PRSA website,

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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