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President: Kaitlin Biersach (

Vice President of Administration: Courtney Theisen (

Vice President of Public Relations: Monica Salmeri (

Vice President of Events: Carissa Brzezinski (

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Sara Steffes Hansen (

Professional Adviser: Jean Giovanetti (

Students majoring in Public Relations are encouraged to join PRSSA. The UW Oshkosh chapter is one of 160 in the nation. 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 and other programs. Any student with an interest in public relations may become a member.

For Spring, 2017 semester, meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Sage 3412.

PRSSA Conference

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh PRSSA will host an all day conference featuring public relations, communication, advertising and marketing professionals.

Date: Saturday, April 11 2015

Where:  Sage Hall | 835 High Ave, Oshkosh WI 54901

Time: Registration starts at 9 a.m. | Sessions start at 10 a.m.


  • Keynotes – Shane Arman (Burson-Marsteller) | Patrick Stiegman (ESPN)
  • Breakouts – Mike Frederick (Bader Rutter) | Martha Carrigan (Big Shoes Network)
  • Recent Grad Panel – Lisa Cruz (Red Shoes PR) | Anna Enright (Starbucks)

Registration: Coming soon!

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.