Corson receives public relations accreditation

Sheila Corson (right) receives a pin designating her public relations accreditation.

OMAK – Sheila Corson, communications officer at Omak School District, has earned her accreditation in public relations.

Corson was recognized at the National School Public Relations Association conference in Anaheim, Calif., in July. She was one of 14 members of the association to earn accreditation over the past year.

“The process was difficult, but well worth it,” Corson said. “I found practical ways to make communications more effective and connected with others who have given me great advice and ideas.”

The accreditation process includes an oral panel presentation to three judges who have the accreditation in public relations title. The presentation is focused on a project that demonstrates the candidate’s work using the public relations process.

Once a candidate passes the presentation, he or she then takes a three-hour exam at an official testing center; at least a 60 percent score is required. Candidates are given one year to complete all phases of accreditation successfully.

Corson completed all steps in 2017, but was recognized and officially pinned in July 2018.

The designation is recognized in multiple communications fields and careers.

Corson also has her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Multnomah University, Portland, Ore.

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