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Journalism Alum Leads DEI Efforts at Groundbreaking Agency

Looking across the Gus Manolis Bridge on a bright spring morning.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Any career in public relations (PR) or communications takes time, practice, and a flexible skillset to find success. In 2023, PR professionals are critical to developing and maintaining the public reputation of any brand or business—a task that ultimately starts with understanding the needs, hopes, and goals of employees and customers alike.

Since graduating in 2016, Cheyenne Cameron-Pruitt (Journalism, ’16) has put the valuable experience she gained in Chico State’s journalism program to practice at FleishmanHillard (FH), a leading-edge public relations firm. Today, Cameron-Pruitt is FH’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Senior Program Manager, tackling its goal to be the most inclusive communications agency in the world. She recently joined us on campus to discuss her time at Chico State and mentors at Tehama Group Communications, and how this helped her develop the grounding needed to create positive change on a global stage.

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