Tag Archives | Chapter Development

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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Together is Much Better

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” Have you ever heard this quote? The main purpose of this expression is to point out the fact that if you want to change the final result, you need to change the way you do things. In a globalized, well-connected world, we are always surrounded […]

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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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Behind the Scenes: Scripps PRSSA’s Outstanding Chapter Website of 2019

Ohio University’s Hugh M. Culbertson PRSSA Chapter received the Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter Website at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference. Scripps PRSSA’s Chapter website displayed creativity, function, content and an overall aesthetically pleasing design. However, the journey of Scripps PRSSA’s website began a few years ago, with the progression being in the […]

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Stockton University Provides Tips to Make Your Chapter Successful — No Matter the Size

Three students from the St. John Fisher College PRSSA, Tom Proietti Chapter in Rochester, NY, attended the Stockton University Chapter’s panel “Taking the Lead in Professional Development: Successful Networking in the Local Community” on Friday, October 18 at the PRSSA International Conference in San Diego. Below, the student attendees recap their key takeaways: Elizabeth Beach […]

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2019 International Conference Part 2

This is the second blog post sharing the experience at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, California, taking place October 18–22, 2019. Read the first post here. Saturday With roll call out of the way and students welcomed, Saturday’s portion of the 2019 International Conference continued with a series of breakout sessions. Some […]

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