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PRSSA Meeting - Introduction to Carolina PRSSA


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Presentation from our first Carolina PRSSA meeting

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PRSSA Meeting - Introduction to Carolina PRSSA

  1. 1. 2010-2011
  2. 2. Executive Board • President: Stacy Merrick • Vice President: Amy Dobrzynski • Special Projects Director: Faye Fang • Special Events Director: Maria Mayorga • Michelle McGowan: Public Relations Director • Secretary: Taylor Bridgers • Treasurer: Allison Barnes • Faculty Advisor: Napoleon Byars
  3. 3. What is PRSSA? • PRSSA is the world’s largest and most widely known pre- professional public relations organization. Founded in 1968 by its parent society, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the organization has more than 8,000 members and 250 chapters across the country. • UNC-CH’s chapter currently boasts more than 80 members. • MISSION: – To serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities; – To serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.
  4. 4. This year with Carolina PRSSA • Meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month with monthly themes. – Meeting 1: Speakers, more instructive, informational meetings – Meeting 2: Interactive workshop exploring the months theme. MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS AT 7 pm IN CARROLL 143
  5. 5. This Year continued…. • Social opportunities • PR competitions • Community service opportunities • Networking Nights • National Conference in Washington, D.C. • Involvement with PRSA-NC
  6. 6. DUES • Dues are $65 per year – $50 for National PRSSA dues – $15 for our Chapter PRSSA dues DUES MUST BE TURNED IN BY OCT 15 Contact Allison Barnes ( with any questions!
  7. 7. Heelprint Communications • UNC’s student-run strategic communications agency. • Carolina PRSSA combined forces with UNC’s Ad Club in 2009 to allow advertising and public relations students to gain real-world experience with the support of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. INTEREST MEETING: Sept 15, 7pm, Carroll 141
  8. 8. Contact Carolina PRSSA • • Facebook/LinkedIn: Carolina PRSSA • Twitter: @carolinaprssa •