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Let’s Chat: Telling Stories Through Virtual Events

Welcome to the new era of virtual events! It is certainly a turbulent time, but an exciting one filled with so much potential. While we all pivot into this “new normal,” here are three key thoughts to keep in mind while planning and executing virtual events or conferences. We are currently redefining what connection looks […]

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Keeping Members Engaged During a Summer of Quarantine

PRSSA executive boards across the country typically have meetings or at least summer check-ins to prep for the upcoming school year. They’re working on gathering speakers, making social media plans, prepping topics for professional development sessions and of course brainstorming about recruitment strategies. Half of the battle of recruitment in the fall is encouraging members […]

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High School outreach goes virtual during COVID-19

A Creative and Thoughtful Way of Giving Back PRSSA lists all the requirements to be named an outstanding Chapter. But, do we really know what it takes? It takes vast amounts of hard work, determination, and articulate communication, but mainly compassion and perseverance by students who are immersing themselves in their education and community. Obtaining […]

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Four Lessons Learned from Bateman

PRSSA has provided countless opportunities that have helped me grow, both personally and professionally, but by far the most rewarding experience has been being a part of PRSSA’s Bateman Case Study Competition. The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA’s national case study Competition, where participants research, plan, execute and evaluate a full-on public relations campaign. PRSSA […]

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What Winning the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Did for Me

Like a lot of students entering their freshman year of college, I was nervous but excited to start. Undecided in my major, I was unsure of what exactly I wanted to be involved in. At the freshman student involvement fair, I came across the PRSSA table where the executive board enthusiastically went on about all […]

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Terrell F. Merritt standing in front of a plaque with the logo of City College of New York

Growing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a person who is known on campus for spending more time than necessary at school, I have been struggling to adjust to being confined to my apartment. I am one who appreciates certainty and direction, so constantly hearing that the COVID-19 pandemic is a “dynamic situation” causes some anxiety. Despite the fear and concerns, […]

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Teahan Award Presented for “Sawyers Day” Success

The Dr. F. H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of PRSSA Chapters in 12 categories each year: Outstanding Chapter, Chapter Firm, Chapter Development, PRSA/PRSSA Chapter Relationship, Community Service, University Service, Chapter Diversity, Chapter Newsletter, Chapter Website, District Conference, Chapter Faculty Adviser and Chapter Professional Adviser. This past year, Grand Valley State University […]

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Star Chapter: It’s More Than a Certificate

Earning the Star Chapter Award is an accomplishment for PRSSA Chapters throughout the Society. Every year, Central Michigan University’s Chapter of PRSSA works hard to fulfill the requirements and has received the award every year since 2017. The Star Chapter Award is one of the most prestigious awards a PRSSA Chapter can receive. The purpose […]

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Takeaways from DePaul PRSSA’s Chapter Development Session: Networking is So Fetch

At the PRSSA 2019 International Conference, DePaul PRSSA presented a Chapter development session called Networking is So Fetch! The Mean Girls spin-off showcased tips on the world of networking and how to best use your network for professional development. Here are a few of the key takeaways: Never burn a bridge, personal or professional. There […]

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Celebrating Temple PRSSA’s 50th Anniversary

In 2019, Temple University’s PRSSA Chapter is proud to be celebrating 50 years of networking, leadership and mentorship. After 50 years of hard work and dedication, an anniversary gala will bring students and alumni together to celebrate the accomplishments of the largest and longest-standing PRSSA Chapter in the Philadelphia region, a nationally distinguished “Alpha Chapter” […]

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