Caponigro Public Relations Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Caponigro Public Relations Inc. is a public relations firm, with offices in Southfield, Mich., and Tampa, Fla., founded by CMU alumnus Jeff Caponigro. The firm is considered one of the most respected public relations firms in the United States. It specializes in media relations, crisis communications, media training, public-speaking training and other aspects of reputation management and branding. More information on the company can be found at www.caponigro.com.

Jeff Caponigro, a 1979 CMU graduate and a member of CMU's Journalism Hall of Fame, established Caponigro Public Relations in 1995, after previously serving as the head of another public relations firm in the Detroit area. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and an inductee into its prestigious College of Fellows. He is the author of one of the most popular books written on the subject of crisis communications called "The Crisis Counselor: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing a Business Crisis." More information on the book can be found at www.CrisisCounselor.com.  Caponigro also is a film, television and stage actor with movie credits in "Real Steel," "Rabid," "Politics of Street Crime," and "Dreams-The Movie"; television credits in "Bluesville;" and stage productions that include "Dreams" and Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  More information on his acting can be found at www.IMDb.com or www.JeffCaponigro.com

For more information about this scholarship, contact:      

Dr. Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Associate Dean
College of Communication & Fine Arts 
Moore Hall 129 
Central Michigan University      
989.774.1885 

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