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Department of Communications Earns PRSA Certification

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Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Communications has earned the Public Relations Society of America’s Certification for Education in Public Relations for a third time.

The recognition was presented Nov. 7 at the group’s international conference in Atlanta. Doug Swanson, professor of communicaltions, accepted the award. The department also earned the certification in 2002 and 2009.

The Department of Communications spent a year preparing a self-study report, and a CEPR site visit took place in February, Swanson said. The visiting team noted excellent service learning, a dedicated faculty and an outstanding internship program.

In the 20 years since the credential’s inception, just 39 academic institutions around the globe have earned the recognition for excellence in public relations education. More about this year’s PRSA certication is available online.