November 26, 2007 10:00 ET

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Boston Chapter Honors Veteran PR Professional and Belmont Resident Kirk Hazlett

A Past President of PRSA Boston, Kirk Hazlett, APR, Receives the Beacon Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - The Boston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) honored Kirk Hazlett, APR, at its annual chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 by presenting him with the chapter's fourth annual Beacon Award, an honor bestowed to an individual with a record of achievement in public relations. The meeting was held in the evening at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.

"Kirk exemplifies the highest standards and practice of public relations," said Mark W. McClennan, APR, president, PRSA Boston. "He works tirelessly on behalf of clients and students. Through his career he has demonstrated how public relations can be practiced with the highest ethics, wit, charm and style. For these reasons, we are proud to present him with the Beacon Award."

Hazlett's career has spanned more than 35 years of practice in Massachusetts, Hawaii and other areas of the United States, as well as Asia. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Communication and Coordinator of the Public Relations Concentration at Curry College in Milton, MA. He is also a Lecturer in the Graduate Communication Program at Regis College in Weston, MA.

Hazlett has represented government, healthcare, and member services organizations, including the United States Army, the Blood Bank of Hawaii, the Medical Area Service Corporation and Boston Harborfest. He also managed communications programs for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, the Philippines, and the United States, and he has provided consulting services for both the Manila and the Singapore Red Cross.

An accredited member of the PRSA, Hazlett has held leadership positions with the PRSA Northeast District as well as with the Boston and Hawaii PRSA chapters. He has also been the long-time liaison between PRSA Boston and 10 Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters on college campuses in the Boston area. He is an active member of PRSA's Educational Affairs Committee and the Educators Academy, and is past president of PRSA Boston, past Chair of PRSA Northeast District, and served this year as a judge for PRSA's Silver Anvil Awards.

Hazlett holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Georgia, a B.S. degree in Management from Golden Gate University, and an M.B.A., also from Golden Gate.

About PRSA Boston

PRSA Boston is the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and includes a membership of 400 public relations professionals and associates. More information about the chapter can be obtained by calling 617-926-9595 or going to For more information about the PRSA national organization, visit

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