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Sandra M. Nance, APR

Communication Department Faculty (Affiliate)

EDUCATION:

Graduate Degree: Regis University
Undergraduate Degree: Univ. of Colorado-Boulder

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

            After starting her career in journalism with a degree from CU-Boulder and working as a reporter with daily and weekly newspapers and a wire service, Sandy switched sides to the receiving end of news media coverage, working in public relations for a Fortune 100 corporation.  She excelled in all facets of public relations over the next 23 years, serving as a PR consultant to various departmental vice presidents for the last 15 years and garnering national PR recognition. 

            In 1997, she enrolled in Regis University, mixing the insights from 30 years' experience with the theories and knowledge of other experts, and finished a master's degree in communication in 1999.  When Regis' School for Professional Studies established a Certificate for Public Relations in its undergraduate curriculum, Sandy was recruited as an affiliate faculty member.  In 2003, she also began teaching PR at Metropolitan State College of Denver. 

            In 1995, she earned her APR (Accredited in Public Relations) designation from the Public Relations Society of America, a group she joined in 1987.  She's been a member of Colorado Press Women, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, since 1978 and is currently president.  She's been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 1969, was secretary of the Wyoming chapter in 1972 and president (after many other offices) of the Colorado chapter in 1984-85.

 

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

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 What to Expect in My Classes

Since public relations practitioners are expected to be expert writers, I am a stickler for grammar, punctuation, spelling and other mechanics.  Your written words bespeak your professional credibility and even a misplaced comma is like a coffee stain on the shirt front of your reputation.

Contact information:

email: smnance@aol.com
Campus office and phone information: (no office on campus)

Personal Information:

Married to a writer-actor-public speaking coach.  One daughter, age 15, who is really into horses.  Colorado native.

Faculty selected links:

www.coloradopresswomen.org

www.prsa.org

www.spj.org



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