On Thursday May 18th, Logos Institute for Crisis Management & Executive Leadership opened its doors to gather in celebration of the Class of 2017, and in recognition of academic achievements over the past year. It was Logos Institute’s third year hosting the open house, which this year welcomed approximately 150 guests including graduates and their families, alumni, faculty and friends of the academic community.
Much of the celebration was in honor of students earning their Master of Science degree in public relations and corporate communications (PRCC) from New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business. Several Logos Institute team members are on the faculty or have lectured, advised, and taught in the PRCC program.
This past academic year, Helio Fred Garcia taught three sections of an advanced elective on crisis communication. For the third consecutive year Kristin Johnson taught two sections of an elective course, PR Consulting, to prepare students for the demands and responsibilities associated with working for or as a partner to PR agencies. Additionally, Adam Tiouririne, Iris Wenting Xue and Holly Helstrom guest lectured in several classes.
Kristin Johnson and Helio Fred Garcia
Garcia, Johnson, and Xue advised 11 students on the development and completion of their capstone papers, which is the PRCC program’s final original, researched thesis project. The total advisor commitment required more than 2,000 pages of copy review and more than 100 hours of counsel from Logos team members, demonstrating Logos Institute’s commitment to nurturing contributions to the research and practice of public relations and effective communication. Logos will feature graduate authors and their capstone research in upcoming guest blog posts.
View from the platform: Garcia and Johnson supported graduates at the School of Professional Studies Convocation as part of the faculty platform party at Radio City Music Hall.
Long-standing Relationship with NYU
Logos Institute team members teach at many academic institutions and for many corporate clients, in different capacities. However, Logos has a special relationship with New York University dating back to 1988, when Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director of Logos Institute, first joined the NYU faculty in NYU’s Stern School of professional studies, where he still teaches today. For the past 15 years he has also been an adjunct professor of management in NYU’s Stern School of Business Executive MBA program, where he teaches an elective in crisis management and where in 2016 he was designated Executive MBA Great Professor.
The PRCC program at NYU was co-founded in 2005 by Helio Fred Garcia, and John Doorley, now a Visiting Associate Professor at Elon University. Garcia has taught consecutive semesters since the program’s inception. He received the Dean’s award for teaching excellence this year, an honor also bestowed to him in 1990.