Founded in 1981 by Betsy Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA, the Champions for PRSSA, formerly called Friends of PRSSA, bring together those who have special, ongoing interest in PRSSA, its student members and public relations education.
Members of the Champions for PRSSA, all honored in the Champions Directory (PDF), include practitioners, educators, companies, agencies, PRSA Chapters and other organizations. Individuals who are not PRSA members are also welcome. The organization is co-chaired by Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR; Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA; Kent J. Landers, APR; and Mary Beth West, APR.
The Champions sponsor several award programs that honor exceptional Chapters, Advisers and students.
The greatest benefit of being a Champion is knowing you have helped support students, Chapters and advisers that are striving for excellence; however, Champions also receive the following benefits:
In addition, Champions benefit from the outstanding students who will soon become their PRSA colleagues. Demonstrating the student Society’s leadership promise are PRSSA alumni who now serve on the PRSA Board of Directors, national committees and as PRSA Chapter officers.
Champions pay an annual membership fee of $50 (tax deductible) that matches PRSSA dues. To join, download the enrollment form (Word or PDF) and send payment to PRSSA Headquarters. You may submit your form electronically to the Manager of Student Programs.