64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute To Be Held

Recently, Carriage Trade PR, Inc. announced that Marjorie Young, CEO and president, will participate in the 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) being held Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20 at Savannah State University. The theme for the two-day event is “Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Entrepreneurial Media in a Digital World.” Young is scheduled to be a panelist in a skills building and professional development workshop entitled, “It’s All About the Pitch: Effective PR Writing,” on Thursday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Whiting Hall, room 125.

“We are so honored to have Marjorie participate in the Southern Regional Press Institute,” said Wanda Lloyd, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University.

The SRPI workshops are presented by educators and professionals representing some of the nation’s most elite newspapers, magazines, public relations and broadcasting groups; and are designed to aid college and high school students develop educational and career choices.

The SRPI has also invited Sheila Brooks, an Emmy-award winning journalist and entrepreneur, to be the keynote speaker for the Milledge-Owens Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 20. Brooks, who is a dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses, is the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, LLC, a full-service strategic communications agency in Washington, D.C. with offices in Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Maryland and New York City. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Savannah Ballroom of the King-Frazier Student Center.

A job and internship fair for college students will also be held on Friday, February 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All SRPI events will take place on the campus of Savannah State University, located at 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404.

For more information, visit www.ssusrpi.com.

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