SRU Good News for Sept. 14, 2009
SRU graduate's 'Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow' campaign wins honors
Slippery Rock University communication graduate Doreen M. Poreba, president of PR Czar Inc. in Florida, hopped on a project for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and bounced off with the Award of Distinction and a Judges' Award from the Florida Public Relations Association.
Notice of her honor was carried in Sunday's Palm Beach [Fla.] Post.
The 1980 graduate's efforts began when two, large Flemish rabbits were left homeless and brought to the local humane society office.
Poreba came up with a "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow" campaign, which also won three regional awards last spring. The promotional campaign included distribution of a news release resulting in TV and newspaper coverage �- and the quick adoption of the two rabbits.
In total, Poreba has won more than 50 awards since starting her public relations business in 1998.
While at SRU as a physical education major, Poreba worked for the campus radio station and was its first female sports director.
After moving to Florida she worked as a news reporter for WPEC, Channel 12. She has also worked for newspapers, radio and nonprofit organizations.
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