Kwantlen alumna travels more than 8,700 kilometres to share expertise

Wed, Feb 9, 2011



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February 10, 2011

Kwantlen alumna travels more than 8,700 kilometres to share expertise

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Public Relations Alumna has been invited to share her expertise in Croatia. In April 2011, Amelia Kennedy will be sharing her Canadian expertise with undergraduate students at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia. After turmoil in the 1990s, the country has energetically focused on rebuilding areas such as tourism and their educational systems. The University of Dubrovnik specializes in undergraduate and graduate programs in PR studies.

“I am fortunate to be heading to Croatia to be a guest lecturer and for being given the opportunity to share and exchange PR knowledge on another continent. My current industry experience will be the basis for the material and content I’ll provide and will obviously have a very Canadian focus,” explains Amelia. “The current program does not include event management courses so students at the university are very excited to learn more about events and given my nine years in the industry, I am thrilled to be providing them with new knowledge.”

Amelia graduated from the Kwantlen Public Relations program in 2002, and has worked and taught at Kwantlen since 2005. She also founded Crosspoint Communications, which she has owned and operated since 2007.

“Kwantlen’s School of Business programs are designed to develop graduates who are career ready and the Public Relations program is a true leader in this respect. We're delighted that Amelia—who is both an alumna and a faculty member—is being recognized for her expertise and has secured an opportunity to share it across international borders," says Arthur Coren, dean of Kwantlen's School of Business.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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