St. Edward’s PRSSA Excited to Co-Host Leadership Speaker Event

St. Edward’s University Hilltop Leadership Development program and the universities Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter are hosting the last Leadership Speaker Series event of the spring semester, with a specific focus on leadership in athletics. Donna DeBerry, the former 1st Vice President of Global Diversity for Nike will be featured as the speaker for the event.

“This will be our biggest event of the semester with the most high profile speaker as well,” Jane Marie Agnew, the Director of the Leadership Speaker Series, said. “We look forward to partnering with PRSSA for the first time in an attempt to get more students involved with the last speaker event.”

The purpose of the Leadership in Athletics Speaker Series is to provide students an opportunity to understand leadership through a variety of fields associated with athletics. The event’s speaker, DeBerry, will provide an alternative perspective discussing the business aspect of athletics and her position as Vice President for a large corporation.

“I am so thrilled to be able to offer this speaker series experience to our PRSSA members,” Veronica Adamcik, President of PRSSA, said. “A large benefit of PRSSA is networking and learning about business and marketing practices, and this event will provide just that.”

The speaker series event will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, from 7-8:30PM in Jones Auditorium on St. Edward’s University Campus. There will be free food and drinks provided as well as an opportunity for students to network and ask questions with DeBerry. Business casual attire is preferred and all students are encouraged to RSVP in the Student Life Office, on CollegiateLink, or at

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