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PRSSA

2017-2018

President: Monica Salmeri (salmem91@uwosh.edu)

Vice President of Administration: Alicia Kahl (kahla98@uwosh.edu)

Vice President of Public Relations: Emily Riese (riesee99@uwosh.edu)

Vice President of Events: Brianna Colebourne (colebb04@uwosh.edu)

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Kristine Nicolini (nicolink@uwosh.edu)

Professional Adviser: Jim Streed (jgstreed@hotmail.com)

Students majoring in Public Relations are encouraged to join PRSSA. The UW Oshkosh chapter is one of over 340 chapters in the U.S., Columbia and Peru. There are nearly 11,000 members world-wide. A pre-professional public relations organization, PRSSA is affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, the largest public relations association in the world.

The chapter gives students an opportunity to associate with peers and professionals and to share knowledge of public relations opportunities and standards through guest speakers, workshops and agency tours. The organization participates in the annual NODAC competition to promote organ donation awareness. Any student with an interest in public relations may become a member.

For Fall, 2017 semester, meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Sage 3218.

PRSSA chapter changes name to honor Professor Julie Henderson

Dr. Julie HendersonThe name of the campus PRSSA chapter has officially been changed to the Dr. Julie Henderson Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Henderson has been PRSSA faculty adviser since 1993.

The formal process to change a chapter name has to be initiated by the student officers. Their request then must be approved by the national boards of both the Public Relations Student Society of American and the Public Relations Society of America.

Since 1993, chapter teams have earned 23 national competition awards, plus numerous other chapter and individual recognitions at the national level.

Henderson, a professor for the Department of Journalism, also served as PRSSA National Faculty Adviser from 2009-2011. Through her efforts, the campus public relations program was certified through the Certification in Education for Public Relations this year, making it the only CEPR program in Wisconsin.