School of Communication and Media Professor Larry Weiner was among 22 professionals inducted into the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows last fall. Election to the College is considered the pinnacle of a successful public relations career.
“I never thought that when I began my public relations career in the early 1980s that my career path would ultimately lead me to induction in the PRSA Fellows,” says Weiner, who also teaches advanced courses in public relations at Montclair State. “This honor is recognition from the public relations Larry Weiner
industry that I, in some small way, improved the profession through my commitment to ethical practices and the work I did for my clients.”
The College of Fellows, an honorary organization within the society, has a membership of just over 350 senior practitioners and educators who have made significant contributions to the public relations profession.
A Montclair State faculty member since 2003, Weiner has developed ongoing projects for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the New Jersey Advertising Club and Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center. As faculty adviser to the School’s Public Relations Student Society of America, Weiner has established an annual fundraising benefit for Autism New Jersey.
“I consider what I do in front of a classroom simply a continuation of my public relations career,” Weiner says. “The first part of my career was learning my craft – the second part is giving all those years of acquiring knowledge, experience and wisdom back to my students.”