The following blog post was written by Natalie Hines, senior mass communication major and current president of PRSSA-UD. Read further for exciting news!
Hi, my name is Natalie Hines and I am the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at the University of Delaware, an award-winning and nationally recognized Chapter throughout the organization.
We are pleased and fortunate to announce that we will be sending seven members of our Chapter to attend the PRSSA 2014 National Conference from October 10 to October 13 in Washington D.C. The conference’s theme this year is titled, “Intersections: The Meeting Place of Communications and Culture.” PRSSA-UD representatives include:
Natalie Hines, Senior, Mass Communication (President)
Keri Betters, Senior, Interpersonal Communication (Public Relations Director)
Laura Hepp, Junior, Mass Communication (VP of Professional Development)
Allison Lane, Junior, Interpersonal Communication (Meetings Coordinator)
Allie Kory, Junior, Mass Communication (Operations Director)
Katherine Bartell, Sophomore, Communication Interest (Finance/Fundraising Director)
Julie Millisky, Sophomore, Communication Interest (General member)
The National Conference is the largest annual event gathering public relations inspired students from an array of colleges and universities. Students arrive ready to network not only with public relations professionals from across the country, but with their future colleagues; other PRSSA members.
Professionals lead a variety of sessions tailored to several types of public relations including sports, healthcare, restaurant and corporate communications. Other leadership workshops, career exhibitions and celebrations bring the brightest public relations students together for a weekend of a lifetime.
PRSSA-UD and our generous sponsors have allowed me to attend two national events; PRSSA 2014 National Assembly and PRSSA 2013 National Conference. These experiences have truly shaped my professional and personal career goals. I have witnessed the personal success students achieve when they arrive in a new city, meet other PRSSA students and make connections with professionals. To say National Conference has changed my life would be a sincere and honest statement.
We would like to thank our sponsors who provided scholarships for seven young professional women attending National Conference this year. They include:
- Betsey Perse and the University of Delaware Department of Communication
- Grace Leong and Hunter Public Relations
- Dan Tipton and Tipton Communications
- John Orr and ab+c Creative Intelligence
- Nikki Lavoie and the PRSA Delaware Chapter
Please view our sponsor video from last year! To follow the event, join the conversation via social media with the hashtag, #PRSSANC, and follow our Chapter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit our website, www.prssaud.com.