Last Tuesday, the PR Club convened for its Fall Social where an election was held and members handed out prizes and discussed upcoming events. The PR Club is finalizing paperwork to become an official charter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
The PRSSA has been around for more than 40 years and has charters on 284 campuses across the country. Its parent group, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), has 124 chapters and over 20,000 members in every major market in the US.
The goal of the PRSSA is to help students foster understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession, adopt the highest ethical ideals and create awareness of an appropriate professional attitude.
“Being a part of PRSSA will give students access to jobs, networking, and even more credibility to the UVU Public Relations program, it’s a win for students and the University,” said club advisor Farah Chase-Dunn.
Newly elected club officers include Vice President of Fundraising, Keri Miller; Vice President of Events, Jessica Fillmore; Vice President of Internships, Armen Sarsgsyan; Vice President of Digital Communication, Chad Waite and Vice President of Service, Lara Taylor.
“We’ve been waiting years to be eligible for a charter with PRSSA,” said new club Vice President of Service, Lara Taylor.
The club’s next event will be a PR Professional Night on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the UVU Student Center, room SC 206a. If you’d like to join the UVU PR Club, you can contact club officails by emailing [email protected] or by joining the Facebook group by searching UVU PUBLIC RELATIONS CLUB.