Kimberly Veasey: Public Relations/Journalism/French/Honors
, August 20, 2008
Kimberly was in Cannes, France, working at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival when she was awarded the Herbert Ford Journalism/PR Scholarship. While she was recovering back at PUC from the whirlwind experience of being assistant to the senior international publicist of McDonald and Rutter, a London-based film and theatre promotion firm, she found out that she’d been nominated by her professors to receive a significant monetary award made possible by former students who wished to honor long-time Journalism/PR professor Herbert Ford.
“For me it was a huge honor,” says the senior journalism/PR major. “Not only did I feel grateful for the award, but also for my professors’ acknowledgement of me and my hard work.”
The award, used for books and tuition, has facilitated Kimberly’s opportunities to do more things. The “extras,” like her experience at Cannes, have “opened the doors to so many things!” says Kimberly, who is already seeing the fruits of connections made in Cannes. Her tenacity in pursuing a position at Cannes over a two-year period and her can-do attitude in two languages made a big impression at the festival and on her teachers at PUC.
“I want to say thank you to those who made this award possible for me,” says Kimberly, who wants to pursue a career in film promotions. “I appreciate being acknowledged in this way. You don’t know how much impact it has on us to receive that kind of financial award and acknowledgement.”