Former communications intern wins leadership award
August 16, 2018
King’s College University is pleased to announce Lindsay Marcaccio, a former intern in our Media and Communications department, has been awarded a London Life Leadership Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) London chapter’s Virtuoso Awards.
Marcaccio was an intern student from the Fanshawe College Public Relations-Corporate Communications program from November 2017 to March 2018. As part of her internship, Marcaccio worked on social media strategies, and contributed to other projects including creating posters, drafting website content and articles in the alumni newsletter, and supported event planning. She is currently working at Ellison Travel and Tours as a Communications and Sales Specialist.
At King’s, Marcaccio was supervised by Jane Antoniak, Manager, Communications & Media Relations and by Nikki Sasso Mitchell, Communications Assistant.
“Lindsay is a keen learner who quickly picked up new skills during her internship at King’s. She wrote articles and took photos for our homepage and social media accounts including stories about our athletes, faculty and alumni,” Antoniak says. “She led a campaign to promote the annual King’s Cultural Festival, and she worked hard to tell the King’s story to a wider audience. We wish her continued success in her new career.”
Since 2013, more than 20 students have had placements with our communications department, including international students from India and China as well as Public Relations at Western’s Continuing Studies; at Fanshawe College in Corporate Communications and Public Relations and at FIMS at Western University.
Jackie Westelaken, Professor/Coordinator, Public Relations-Corporate Communications Graduate Certificate Program at Fanshawe College lauded the Communications Department at King’s for being a significant supporter of Fanshawe College’s Public Relations program.
“I’m always amazed at the variety of work students are able to experience at King’s,” Westelaken says. “We’ve developed a terrific relationship with Jane and I’m grateful for that. I know my students will have an amazing experience working with Jane and Nikki and they will have lots to add to their professional portfolios while gaining confidence to enter the workforce.”
The London Life Leadership award is open to graduating students enrolled full-time in the Public Relations – Corporate Communications program, having maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA (cumulative) that is deemed the most valuable team player in the program. The successful nominee must demonstrate leadership skills, communication excellence in public speaking, written and electronic format), and have a keen interest in the program through active participation in class.
Congratulations Lindsay on your award and we wish you continued success!