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SMU Meadows’ Sandra Duhé Named to PRSA College of Fellows

Chair of Division of Communication Studies is one of 15 professionals nationwide selected for the honor

Sandra Duhé, associate professor and chair of the Division of Communication Studies at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 15 communication professionals nationwide named to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows for 2014.

Duhé, who joined SMU in fall 2012, oversees the new B.A. in public relations and strategic communication in the Division of Communication Studies. She previously served as a public affairs manager for Conoco, Mobil and ExxonMobil and headed the public relations program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her book New Media and Public Relations is considered one of the top scholarly texts in the field. She holds degrees in business, public relations and applied economics, and received her Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Founded in 1989, the College of Fellows is an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 300 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession. Election to the college is considered the pinnacle of a professional’s career. College members are seen throughout PRSA and the profession serving in chapter, section and national leadership positions, mentoring students and professionals, teaching, and engaging in professional practice.

“The 15 impressive inductees of the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows each have more than two decades of exemplary public relations work and are a model of what can be achieved in our profession,” said PRSA 2014 National Chair Joe Cohen, APR. “I congratulate them on this incredible honor and I urge students and new professionals to follow the example of this outstanding group.”

The new Fellows will be formally inducted at a dinner on October 11, during the PRSA 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C.

PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct; and advocates for the business value of public relations and greater diversity among public relations professionals.

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