The Kent State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) sent 14 members to attend the national organization’s annual National Conference in Atlanta Nov. 6-10.
For the fourth year in a row, PRSSA Kent was recognized as a Star Chapter, which recognizes students’ efforts with professional development and community service. PRSSA Kent was one of 43 Chapters in the country to receive this award. There are more than 300 Chapters nationwide.
Five members of PRSSA Kent delivered a Chapter Development Session at the conference entitled, “We Are Family: Becoming Part of Your University Community,” sharing the Chapter’s best practices on building community within a university, how to collaborate with other organizations on campus and work with faculty, staff and administration. Presenters included public relations juniors Jesse Gettemy, Hanna Moore, Brenna Parker, Gabrielle Woodard and Erin Zaranec.
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.
"It’s such an honor to speak on behalf of PRSSA Kent at National Conference this year,” Moore, the Chapter’s Vice President of Membership said. “I’m so excited to be representing Kent State, and I can’t wait to live up to our title as Outstanding Chapter.”
This is the third time in five years the Chapter has been selected by the PRSSA National Committee to present a Chapter Development Session. Last year, Kent State students presented “The Alumni Matchmaker: Best Practices In Alumni Relations.”
Local Chapter officers to discuss alumni relations success
The Public Relations Student Society of America recently announced that the Kent State University Chapter of PRSSA will host a Chapter Development Session at its 2014 National Conference.
PRSSA Kent President Meghan Caprez led the application effort for "The Alumni Matchmaker: Best Practices in Alumni Relations."
“I'm really excited that our Chapter was selected to speak at National Conference this year,” Caprez said. “When Nationals announced that we would be presenting, I knew this was going to be a great way to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.”
The session will detail PRSSA Kent’s successes with alumni involvement in current Chapter operations to ensure continuing success and a sustained organizational legacy.
“I can't wait to play the matchmaker game with other PRSSA members,” Caprez said. “It's going to be a blast to see everyone guessing. We really want people to have fun while they learn in our Chapter Development Session.”
Presenters from PRSSA Kent will teach session attendees how to discern which alumni can best help current Chapter members, the positive effect alumni relations can have on Chapter development and programming and the steps needed to keep in touch with recent and remote alumni.
“I hope we can share our success in alumni relations and help others realize their own successes,” Caprez said.
The Kent Chapter is currently expanding its alumni database. Alumni are encouraged to fill out the new web form to stay in touch with the Chapter.
PRSSA Kent alumni take an active role posting both job applications and industry news in the Chapter’s Facebook group, becoming mentors inside and outside the classroom and meeting and connecting with current students. Alumni also play a vital role in the success of Communications Connection, the Chapter’s annual networking event.