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Why I am a Disability Advocate

Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? This celebratory month is dedicated to increasing visibility and commemorating the disability community. The first Disability Pride parade took place in the year of 1990 in Boston. Now, there are many cities throughout the United States celebrating disability identity, culture, and positivity. My journey advocating for […]

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Introducing the 2020-2021 Publications Subcommittee

One aspect of PRSSA that members enjoy is increased opportunities for leadership and involvement at the National level. One of those opportunities is participating in subcommittees. Members of the Publications Subcommittee have the opportunity to recruit for submissions and submit to Progressions, the official blog of PRSSA. As an alumnus of the 2019–2020 Publications Subcommittee, […]

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Entering a New Era of Uncertainty and Learning

As I witness the unfolding scenes of unrest and violence in the United States, my heart breaks. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many more innocent Black lives, are a symptom of deeply institutionalized racism that exists ubiquitously. As each death transpires, we find spirit and action in the digital […]

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What it Really Means to be a Star Chapter

The James Madison University Chapter of PRSSA has won five Star Chapter awards in a row, but it’s not the recognition that has meant the most to us. When you break down what it means to be awarded Star Chapter, you realize what it’s all about: giving back and making a difference. First of all, […]

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Self-Leadership: A 3-Step Guide to Achieving Personal Success

By Mihaela Plugarasu and Heather Bermudez, APR J.K. Rowling, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Steve Jobs, and other well-admired individuals, made the impossible the inevitable through their exquisite ability to self-lead. What do these leaders have in common? How did they beat all the odds?  There […]

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A Juicy Q&A with the PRSSA 2020–2022 National Professional Adviser

Editor’s Note: The PRSSA National Professional Adviser is a two-year position held by an accredited public relations professional. The role serves on the PRSSA National Committee. PRSSA 2018-2020 National Professional Adviser Ben Butler, APR interviews his successor — Michael Cherenson, APR, Fellow PRSA — who will take the baton on June 1, 2020. I want […]

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Heathere Evans speaking from stage

Emotional Intelligence: Five Leadership Skills to Take Away from PRSSAIC, with Heathere Evans

A room of future industry leaders chatter about their Chapter experiences and Student-run Firm campaigns when Heathere Evans, president of Pivot, Inc., takes hold of the room. Her charisma feeds off the student energy as she dives into her passion. Emotional Leadership is a scientific practice. With repetitive thoughts and mindful thinking, Evans shares that […]

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Introducing the 2019–2020 Publications Committee

As the 2019–2020 vice president of brand engagement, I have a number of responsibilities aimed at guiding the reputation of PRSSA and providing opportunities for our members. This work entails quite a bit in order to get it done right. Luckily for me, I have a group of enthusiastic leaders who will support the work […]

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Leading Your Small Chapter to Great Success

If you have 0–30 members in your PRSSA Chapter, congratulations, you have what is considered a small Chapter! While low numbers can be intimidating and concerning at times, it does not mean your Chapter is any less than those who have 50 members and beyond. Small Chapters can conquer incredible things with the right determination […]

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[Editorial] How a Programmer Became Your Editor in Chief

If you would have told me in high school that I would major in public relations, you would have received a response asking what that was. Now you are reading an editorial I wrote while overseeing the blog of an organization for students interested in communications. And at least one person believes in my passion […]

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