Morin earns accreditation in public relations

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Foundation’s executive director in communications and marketing earns APR

Rhonda Morin, APR

Rhonda Morin (center) gets her APR pin from colleague Jaimee Mayfield, APR, while Mara Woloshin, APR, Fellow PRSA, introduces her during a PRSA ceremony on November 13, 2018. Photo by Tim Horn.

Rhonda Morin, Clark College Foundation’s executive director in communications and marketing, successfully completed the examination for accreditation in public relations in October, qualifying her to use the APR professional designation.

The Universal Accreditation Board, a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs the competency certification program, made the announcement. The accreditation process aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the profession. The rigorous process includes presenting an oral portfolio presentation to a panel of peer judges and taking a 3.5-hour proctored computer exam.

“Clark College Foundation is extremely proud to have exceptional staff make up our philanthropic team,” said Lisa Gibert, CEO of Clark College Foundation. “Adding the APR credential to Rhonda’s portfolio of education and professional development continues to elevate our professionalism. As the foundation grows, it is essential that we eloquently communicate the strategic goals of Clark College within Southwest Washington. Rhonda plays a major role in leading this effort.”

In addition to an APR, Morin is an award-winning communications professional with more than 20 years of experience researching, planning, implementing and measuring compelling public relations solutions. She has a bachelor’s in journalism, master’s in women’s studies and is a licensed emergency medical technician. Morin is also a decorated athlete who holds several state champion titles in cycling.

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