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Applying to the College of Fellows provides a unique and rewarding opportunity to assess your professional career and civic engagement: how you have contributed to our profession and your various communities for the past 20 or more years.   

Only the finest in our profession are chosen to become members of the College and use the “Fellow PRSA” designation, first by applying, then having the application screened through a rigorous peer review.   

As you prepare to start this application, you may want to read “What Makes A Fellow, A Fellow?” by Jim Lukaszewski, APR, Fellow PRSA. It captures the true meaning of being a member of the College of Fellows.   

While selection to the College of Fellows reflects the highest pinnacle of leadership in the public relations profession, it is not a "career achievement" award. It is the next step on a career and leadership path, bringing even greater responsibility to lead with integrity and purpose.  

We wish you the best as you begin this exciting process.   

The 2023 College of Fellows Executive Committee 

Chair J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA

Chair-Elect Philip Poole, APR, Fellow PRSA

Vice-Chair Ronele Dotson, APR, Fellow PRSA

Secretary Treasurer Paula Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA

Immediate Past Chair Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ana Toro, APR, Fellow PRSA


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