Niamh Ward was elected as a Life Fellow of PRII at the PRII Annual General Meeting on 7 December 2023.
Life Fellowship is the highest honour that the PRII can bestow on a member of the Institute. No more than two Life Fellowships can be awarded in any year, and the nominees must be approved by two-thirds of those present at the AGM of the Institute.
Niamh joins a list of 33 Life Fellows in the seventy-year history of the Institute.
Niamh Ward has contributed to the PRII and the public relations sector in Ireland for over thirty years, mainly in education. She worked as Director of the Diploma in Public Relations, at Rathmines College of Further Education for over twenty years, teaching PR, media analysis and communications. She is a long-standing member of the PRII and a Fellow of the PRII for over fifteen years. She has also served for many years on the PRII National Council during which she made significant contributions in ensuring high standards of teaching and learning on the PRII Diploma in Public Relations.
Today she is a Principal at the Crumlin College of Further Education.
A formal presentation will be made in the coming weeks to Niamh by the President of the PRII, David Geary, at a special event.
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