Client & Grant Funding for Experiential Learning Overview               

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have secured more than 10 clients* so my students can gain the real-world experience that is necessary to prepare them for life after college. These campaigns and classes take a tremendous amount of time, planning, and organization, but I want to give my students the best opportunities to learn as possible. In my opinion, there is no better way than to “throw them into the fire” with real client work to research, plan, implement, and evaluate real campaigns that will benefit their clients/communities as well as their professional careers.

 

In order to implement these campaigns, I have obtained nearly $200,000 in funding so my students can manage budgets, purchase advertisements and other promotional items, stage events, travel to and from campaign locations, and have the opportunity to make a greater impact for the respective organizations and their publics. Some of our clients are outlined in the boxes below.      

  Nearly $200,000 in client & grant funding for student campaigns

Funded Campaigns

  • Buy Local Campaigns for Ritchie County, Fairmont and Shinnston

  • Health Sciences & Technology Academy (repeat client)

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown

  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association

  • WVU Center for Civic Engagement (now Center for Service and Learning)

  • Community Branding in Matewan

 

Non-funded Campaigns

  • Green Earth Event Services

  • Morgantown Early Learning Facility

  • PACE

  • WV Habitat for Humanity

 

* Includes only clients for Campaigns. Does            not include clients for other classes, such as        PR Writing & Applications and Intro to PR

 

Associate Professor | Strategic Communications | Public Relations

Rita Colistra, Ph.D.

 

Reed College of Media

West Virginia University

P.O. Box 6010

Morgantown, WV 26505

Personal email: rfcolistra@gmail.com

Work email:  rita.colistra@mail.wvu.edu

  • Wix Twitter page
  • LinkedIn App Icon
  • Wix Google+ page

© 2014 by Rita Colistra

Created in Wix