First, my body breaks, and I spend from June 1 through August 15 in the hospital having two surgeries. Then I get out ready to catch up, and my Toshiba Satellite dies. Computerless, I have been silenced.
Fall semester classes started August 27. I was there, but a mere shadow of my former self. I am fighting back slowly and surely, but still had to cut the week short due to a return of high fever. But with a holiday weekend and plenty of rest, I’ll try again this week. I draw so much strength from my students and colleagues.
I am teaching four classes: two sections of PR writing, a strategic communication planning and management class, and strategic PR for nonprofit organizations. For my doctoral studies, I am doing an internship with my advisor.
I am also faculty advisor for Towson’s Student PR Group, which is comprised of both IABC student members and PRSSA members. The new officers are both dependable and dedicated, and it promises to be a good year for this important aspect of training future professionals.
Onward and upward.