YEREVAN, Armenia – On March 2nd, the English & Communications Program hosted guest speaker Sue Wolstenholme, PR Practitioner and former President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the European Public Relations Research and Education Association. During her visit in Armenia through the UK’s Chevening Scholarship Guest Speaker Program, she spoke to AUA undergraduate students at the Alex & Marie Manoogian Hall.
Sue has a highly extensive background in PR, and she is among the first 30 in the world to be awarded CIPR Chartered Practitioner status. She has been working at a senior level in public relations for over twenty years. Her work includes being strategic communication adviser to the Objective One Partnership (a European funding body) working on educational projects with the CIPR to raise professional standards for senior PR practitioners in China, Syria, Khazakstan, Qatar, Kenya, Switzerland and Croatia and being retained to manage issues, consult with local communities and raise waste awareness for SITA UK. Other clients include Al Jazeera and the Association of Colleges.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.