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About Us

The Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC) is a statewide association of communication professionals who are dedicated to the continuing education of its members, a commitment to excellence and to creating greater awareness of the role of public relations in the world today.

MPRC’s membership includes individuals who have current professional PR, marketing, social media, public affairs, journalism, nonprofit development responsibility (or are retired PR and communications professionals) and reside in or have business affairs in Maine; students pursuing communications careers or professionals interested in PR, but working in another field may also apply for membership.

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Code of Ethics

Members of the Maine Public Relations Council adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.

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APR Accreditation

Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your knowledge to the next level by exposing you to a wide range of scenarios and best-practice research, planning, implementation and evaluation actions. Interactive activities help you to assess your skills and identify strengths and opportunities for growth, as well as demonstrate your personal and professional commitment to excellence.

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Scholarships

Arthur J. Marcoux  Outstanding Community Service Scholarship

Each year the MPRC awards a minimum of one, $1,000 scholarship, and a maximum of three, $1,000 scholarships, to students attending an accredited Maine college or university.

The first $1,000 scholarship is the Arthur J. Marcoux Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service. This scholarship was established to honor the late Arthur J. Marcoux, a longtime member of the MPRC community.

Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship

When awarded, the other two $1000 Maine Public Relations Council Scholarships are for outstanding academic achievement.

Please note: a single application is sufficient for all three awards.

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About Us

The Maine Public Relations Council is a professional association of Maine public relations practi-tioners who are dedicated to the professional development of its members and to a greater aware-ness of the role of public relations in the world today.

MPRC’s membership includes individuals who have some current professional PR responsibility (or are retired PR professionals) and reside in or have business affairs in Maine; students pursuing ca-reers related to PR or professionals interested in PR but working in another field may also apply for membership.

APR Accreditation

Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your knowledge to the next level with timely scenario-based strategies and practices. The interactive activities help you assess skill level to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to excellence.

LEARN MORE

Scholarships

Each year the MPRC awards a minimum of one, $1,000 scholarship, and a maximum of three, $1,000 scholarships, to students attending an accredited Maine college or university. The first $1,000 scholarship is the Arthur J. Marcoux Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service. This scholarship was announced by the board at its Annual Conference last month and will be presented in memoriam of the late Arthur J. Marcoux, a longtime member of the MPRC community. The award recognizes a student’s outstanding contributions to community service. If awarded, the other two $1000 Maine Public Relations Council Scholarships are awarded for outstanding academic achievement. A single application is sufficient for all three awards.

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Code of Ethics

Members of the Maine Public Relations Council adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.

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