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2010-2011 SEUPRSSA Officers

Congratulations to the 2010-2011 SEUPRSSA Officers!

President: Courtney Medford

Vice President: Veronica Adamcik

Public Relations Director: Blaire Kniffin

Communications Director: Brian Brown

Event Coordinator: Issa Galvan

Treasurer: Eleanor Solomon

Liason: Eddie Rojas

The 2010-2011 SEUPRSSA Officers

Public Relations Foundation of Houston Scholarhsip

The Public Relations Foundation of Houston annually awards a $3,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying PR/communications and is either from the Houston area or is attending Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M or the University of Houston.

Application is currently available at www.prsahouston.org/foundation

2010 PRFT Joe Riordan Registration Scholarhsip

The Public Relations Foundation, the Texas Public Relations Association’s 501 (c) 3 arm, is accepting applications from communication students for the 2010 PRFT | Joe Riordan Registration Scholarship. The scholarship pays $125 for the registration fee (includes lunch and a ticket to the gala) for the 2010 TPRA Leadership Day & Gala scheduled to take place on March 5, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, TX. Students must be enrolled in a Texas school of higher education and taking communication courses. As a recipient of the Joe Riordan scholarship, students will also be asked to volunteer their time during the Leadership Day & Gala to assist the TPRA conference committee. Ten scholarships will be given to the first 10 students to submit an application. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2010
The scholarship application can be found online at http://www.tpra.org/2010jrscholar/.


For more information about TPRA, the 2010 Texas PR Leadership Day & Gala and PRFT, please visit www.tpra.com.

St. Edward’s Public Relations Student Society of America Welcomes New Members for Spring 2010

2009 Communication Career Panel A Big Success!

-By Courtney Medford
Release also available for view on the PRSSA Chapter News site.

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 18, 2009) — Officers of the St. Edward’s University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter and the Communication Society (COSO) teamed up to host a career panel Tuesday, Nov. 17, that brought together six local communication professionals to discuss their professions.

Both PRSSA and COSO encourage their members of young professionals to participate in extracurricular activities to gain a better understanding of the communication field outside of the classroom. At the event, the six panelists each provided personal experiences, job advice and tips from their careers, ranging from public relations and non-profit to television and radio broadcasting. Guest speakers included Ian Crawford, KUT News Editor; Ryann Malone, Assistant Account Executive at Vollmer Public Relations; Lindsey Erwin, Account Executive at Elizabeth Christian Public Relations; Patricia Paredes, Executive Director of Texas Campus Compact; and Carol Bartos, the Director of DR Operations at GSD&M Idea City. The panelists discussed the importance of social media as well as the importance of “maintaining old-school communication,” which was stressed by panelist Lindsey Erwin. At the end of the event, students were encouraged to ask questions and meet the panelists for more insight or potential internship opportunities.

The 2009 Communication Career panel proved to be a hit with over 50 students in attendance. “This opportunity was a great way to bring students with similar interests together and be in a relaxed environment for us to ask questions of the Austin professionals,” said PRSSA Chapter Treasurer Summer Rabie. “You could tell panelists were passionate about their careers in communication, which made their advice much more appealing and honest.”

Officers of both organizations will continue to stress the importance of networking and creating a list of contacts for references of communication professionals. The executive boards of both organizations were pleased with the turnout of the panel and hope to work together in the future to plan similar events.

Courtney Medford
(214) 738- 3177

Officers Return with Lots to Share from PRSSA National Conference

We are happy to welcome back our Liaison, Jami Caruso and our Recruitment Director, Ginny Torok from the 2009 PRSSA National Conference in San Diego. Ginny and Jami kept our Chapter up-to-date on Conference highlights via the Chapter twitter account @SEUPRSSA and the hashtag #prssanc. They look forward to sharing their experience with our Chapter.  Below are some pictures of their adventure. Don’t forget to check out slides and presentation notes  from the Conference on the PRSSA website.

PRSSA Hosts Art Show This Friday