Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Park's IABC chapter features speaker on gvt and community relations

Ever wonder what you can do with a degree in communications? Specifically communications management & design (CMD)? Find out this Wednesday night.

The Ithaca College chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is pleased to present a special guest lecture from Anthony Hopson, Ithaca College’s recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Community and Government Relations. The program, “Expanding Footprints: The Essence of Community Relations,” will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 279 of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. This exciting and educational event is free and open to all, and light refreshments will be available.

In his new position, Hopson provides strategic direction and leadership in promoting community relations within the college and local community as well as the state and federal governments. Hopson previously served as associate dean on the Worcester campus of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as assistant dean of students at Clark University, as assistant director of minority affairs/outreach programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and in student and administrative services positions at Capital Community College and the University of Connecticut–West Hartford. He holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies and master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Connecticut.

Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of over 15,500 business communication professionals in over 80 countries, with members holding positions in public relations, corporate communications, public affairs, investor relations, government relations, marketing communications, community relations, writing, editing, training, advertising, photography, video production, graphic design, human resources and teaching. The Ithaca College chapter is the only student chapter in New York State.


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