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2015 PRSA Georgia Student Certificate Program Virtual Boot Camp
George Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations trailblazer, helped shape modern Atlanta. Since the 1940s, his quiet influence helped guide the city into becoming an economic powerhouse and major population center. His greatest talent was helping people of different political, religious, and social backgrounds work together for the common good of Atlanta. He never sought the personal spotlight, believing instead in Robert Woodruff’s creed, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”
George Goodwin is a PRSA Member Emeritus in recognition of his more than 50 years of continuous involvement with the Public Relations Society of America. Known as the dean of Atlanta’s public relations industry, Goodwin was a charter member of The Order of the Phoenix established in 1986 by PRSA Georgia to recognize and honor distinguished public relations professionals for their career achievements and significant contributions in the field of public relations. PRSA Georgia also awards the George Goodwin Award to a chapter member each year in recognition of significant contributions to the community through volunteer service in civic, cultural, charitable, educational and/or religious work.
George Evans Goodwin, Jr., died on January 21, 2015 at his Atlanta home. A memorial service for Goodwin will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, Jan. 26 at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Atlanta; 3003 Howell Mill Road N.W.; Atlanta, GA 30327. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Trust Fund, to Friends of Disabled Adults and Children of Stone Mountain, or to a charity of your choice.
Real World PR 2015, PRSA Georgia's annual collegiate conference, will be on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.
The Real World PR conference allows public relations students to enjoy career-advancing activities such as informative workshops, a career expo, resume critiques and multiple networking opportunities. This conference provides students with useful, timely information to complement the lessons learned in the classroom.
The networking opportunities are endless for students, as top representatives from Atlanta companies will attend the conference luncheon.