October 30, 2011
(NEW YORK) — The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) established 12 of its Chapters as “Star Chapters” during the Society’s recent National Conference. The distinguished title is bestowed upon Chapters for reaching specific Chapter and professional development goals
The Star Chapter Awards challenge a Chapter’s activity on and off campus. Chapters must meet eight of the 10 national requirements for the award, such as attending national PRSSA events, dedicating a meeting to ethics or implementing a national initiative within the Chapter. In addition, the award challenges Chapters to execute community service initiatives, develop their diversity and encourage active membership.
This year’s Star Chapters are:
“Selection as a Star Chapter means you are an example to other Chapters within PRSSA. It means that your Chapter understands the importance of being an effective and strong group to create bright and knowledgeable public relations professionals,” said Vice President of Member Services Vanessa Perkins. “It is a true honor to receive such recognition from PRSSA.” The Star Chapter Awards are announced during the Society’s annual National Conference. To learn more about PRSSA, and how a Chapter can apply for the Star Chapter designation, visit the PRSSA website at www.prssa.org.
About the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 10,000 student members and advisers and is active at more than 320 colleges and universities.
Lauren K. Gray
National Vice President of Public Relations