SUNY Fredonia PR Program Seeks Community Partner

FREDONIA – The public relations curriculum at the State University at Fredonia is accepting applications for the 2014 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 2014 program is Friday, Jan. 24.

Two 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 22 nonprofit organizations since it began in 2001.

For more information, visit 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 785-3487.