“As an individual, have principles in life and focus on your goals because there is improvement if you perceive higher” – Samuel Creppy.
Samuel Creppy is a former student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communications. He then came to the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) where he attained his second Degree in Communications Studies (Public Relations option). He had his basic education at the Kaneshie Presbyterian School and went on to the West African Secondary School.
During his time in GIJ, Samuel was nominated and appointed as the Speaker of the General Assembly of the Students’ Representation Council (SRC) for the 2012/2013 academic year. He contributed enormously to the welfare of the students within this period.
As a student, he introduced a club on campus called ‘Keteke Ghana’ which was aimed at bridging the gap between what students learnt in class and how they transferred that into their practical lives. Through his initiative and with the help of his colleagues, he was able to organize a series of seminars to build the capacities of students on campus. Samuel also organized humanitarian trips to various communities in Ghana.
His club was short-listed for the MTN Heroes of Change Awards but could not make it to the finals. In 2012, he was elected as the General Secretary of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR)-GIJ Chapter and the Vice President of the Federation of Environmental Journalists in GIJ.
Courtesy his determination and hard work, Samuel Creppy is now a public relations practitioner and also a graphic designer. He has worked with various firms such as Infocus PR and Phase II Visuals Advertising. One of his numerous responsibilities at his current place of work is to manage the website and social media accounts of the organization. He is also in charge of the organization’s newsletters, press releases and brand.
His professional skills in communication led him to impact and transform so many lives through teaching his colleagues how to become entrepreneurs and graphic designers, among others. He has also served on various editorial boards and was the editor of the Keteke Newsletter. He is a reporter and a blogger and constantly develops strategies in social media. He enjoys writing, football (soccer) and reading about social matters.
Story by: Dorcas Donkor (Diploma 1 A)