PRSSA Kent released applications for Spring 2016 chairpersons. Positions open include Editor and YouToo Social Media Conference Chairperson. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, fill out an application, and return it to Chapter President Gabrielle Woodard by Wednesday, October 28. Elections will be held Wednesday, November 4, during our meeting: When PR Takes Center Stage: Performing Arts Public Relations. Please review the bylaws for all chairperson responsibilities before applying.
By Erin Zaranec
PRSSA Kent hosted our annual Homecoming Silent Auction on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3. Let me just start off by saying – it was a HUGE success!
We raised a total of $5,394 towards chapter programming and sending 14 representatives to National Conference in November. It was amazing to say the least! Two milestones were reached for the chapter: we raised the largest sum of money we ever have in ten years of hosting the silent auction and we are officially sending more representatives to Conference than ever before! Read more.
During this meeting, members were able to have a discussion with three public relations professionals in the sports industry. All three panelist offered great insight on how to succeed in the sports industry as young professionals.
Adam Liberman just completed his third season as the director of public and media relations for his hometown Akron RubberDucks, and has more than 20 years in sports media with 15 years in baseball. With the RubberDucks, he oversees all aspects of the franchise’s communications, including social media, community engagement, special events, and player-related media. Prior to coming to the RubberDucks, Liberman spent two years with All American Games, the parent company of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and 10 seasons with the Atlanta Braves public relations department. Read More.
KENT, Ohio (Sept. 8, 2015) - The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) selected its Kent State University Chapter to give a presentation at the organization’s National Conference in Atlanta this November.
Five members of PRSSA Kent will share the Chapter’s best practices in collaborating with other organizations on campus and working with the faculty, staff and administration of the university as a whole. Presenters include public relations juniors Jesse Gettemy, Hanna Moore, Brenna Parker, Gabrielle Woodard and Erin Zaranec.
Oct. 7: Surviving the Sequence
Oct. 13: PRSSA National Twitter Chat
Oct. 14: How To Write A Press Release Workshop
Oct. 15: Akron-Area PRSA Meeting
Oct. 23: PRSA Student Day
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