PR News Recap— February 2021

PR News Recap— February 2021

2021 is well underway and there is plenty to talk about in this month’s PR News Recap. Members of the Publications Subcommittee and I break down some of our favorite news stories below, ranging from streaming services and the Super Bowl to Edelman and more. See more below: iCarly Debuts on Netflix, setting the stage for show’s Reboot — Christina […]

February Twitter Chat Recap— #PRSSAPower

February Twitter Chat Recap— #PRSSAPower

PRSSA’s District Conference season for 2021 kicked off recently with the successful hosting of both Boston University’s and the University of Florida’s respective District Conferences. Following this, PRSSA National hosted our latest Twitter chat, “Power of Connections: The Importance of Networking & District Conferences.” Hosted by PRSSA National and Rachel Meltzer, vice president of events and fundraising, this chat started […]

National Committee Spotlight: Member Services

National Committee Spotlight: Member Services

This article is part of our National Committee Spotlight series. This series features our current National Committee reflecting on their experience and offering insights into their respective roles as we approach National Elections and Leadership Assembly. To learn more about running for National Committee, click here. Jenna Renaud — Vice President of Member Services What is your role? Give us a […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Communicating While Black After 2020

Black History Month Spotlight: Communicating While Black After 2020

Black Lives Matter. This should be obvious, yet last spring led to these three words screaming loudly in the consciousness of the United States of America. The country (and the world) was facing a surging coronavirus pandemic, yet we were in the midst of what some called a “second pandemic” — one of racism and the unjust treatment of people […]

Investing in the Future of Public Relations: UTA PRSSA Launches Diversity Fund

Investing in the Future of Public Relations: UTA PRSSA Launches Diversity Fund

Adapted Diversity Fund Graphic courtesy of Chelsea Akpan, a UTA alumna. The events from the last few years that have caused outrage and called for social justice serve as a wakeup call to everyone. This past summer when the entire country witnessed the unjust killing of George Floyd and social movements took center stage, the University of Texas at Arlington’s […]

National Committee Spotlight: Events and Fundraising

National Committee Spotlight: Events and Fundraising

This article is part of our National Committee Spotlight series. This series features our current National Committee reflecting on their experience and offering insights into their respective roles as we approach National Elections and Leadership Assembly. To learn more about running for National Committee, click here. Rachel Meltzer — Vice President of Events and Fundraising What is your role? Give […]

District Conference Preview- Stories of the Sunshine State (University of Florida)

District Conference Preview- Stories of the Sunshine State (University of Florida)

In anticipation of our upcoming 2021 District Conferences, I recently asked our District Conference Committees to give us a sneak preview at what we can expect at each conference. Starting with “Stories of the Sunshine State,” Progressions will offer readers some insider information about our District Conferences. For more information (including registration links) click here. Stories of the Sunshine State […]

National Committee Spotlight: Chapter Development

National Committee Spotlight: Chapter Development

This article is part of our National Committee Spotlight series. This series features our current National Committee reflecting on their experience and offering insights into their respective roles as we approach National Elections and Leadership Assembly. To learn more about running for National Committee, click here. Tiffany Ellington – Vice President of Chapter Development What is your role? Give us […]

National Committee Spotlight: Professional Development

National Committee Spotlight: Professional Development

This article is part of our National Committee Spotlight series. This series features our current National Committee reflecting on their experience and offering insights into their respective roles as we approach our National Elections and Leadership Assembly. To learn more about running for National Committee, click here. Rachel Kimmel – Vice President of Professional Development What is your role? Give […]

Black History Month Spotlight- Black or Best?

Black History Month Spotlight- Black or Best?

Have you ever felt entitled to something because of your race? Do you feel that you deserve a seat in a top company because you are Black? Perhaps, Black History Month might be a rare occasion to reflect on our rightful place as “Black people”. This year’s theme on “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”, definitely presents an impetus […]