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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

Networking Bingo – a huge success!

Post by: Ginny Torok, SEUPRSSA Recruitment Director

About halfway through all the business of National Assembly, the Networking Bingo Happy Hour gave us all an opportunity to relax and mingle with other PRSSA members and some of the local professionals from Austin PRSA. The bingo game had a board filled with some fun, mostly PR related questions that helped to break the ice and strike up interesting conversation. The lucky one student wearing a burnt orange shirt definitely made some new connections by signing everyone’s “wearing burnt orange” square.

For our St. Edward’s University Chapter, it was fun for the seven of us to meet students from all over the country with similar interests. We also had the opportunity to become better acquainted with some of the PRSA Austin members. It was a great chance for us to catch up and get some advice from our mentors. It is always a pleasure to chat with our own professional advisor Ivan Davila, who also attended the Networking Bingo.

After the happy hour, a few of the PRSA students from our Chapter and numerous different schools proceeded to dinner at the local restaurant, Gueros­ – Even Ivan came! Here we all got to do what we love to do most: eat, and communicate!

Overall, the Networking Bingo Happy Hour was a great success! We had the opportunity to make new friends and further build our professional relationships – which are some of our main goals as PRSSA members.

Hilltoppers Attend PRSSA National Assembly in Hometown

This week seven St. Edward’s University students will attend the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Assembly.  For the first time, the National Assembly will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Austin.

The PRSSA National Assembly will host students and elected Chapter delegates from 248 universities nationwide. PRSSA members will receive leadership training as well as vote on the National Committee representatives. The conference will include a Day of Competition sponsored by the CW network and numerous keynote speakers.  The Assembly begins on Thursday, March 11th and continues through Sunday, March 14th.

“We are very excited to have the National Assembly hosted in our hometown, because it provides our chapter with a greater opportunity to send students who want to participate and get involved,” said Ally Hugg, St. Edward’s PRSSA Chapter President.  

Local PRSSA Chapters at The University of Texas, Texas State, and St. Edward’s University , along with the Austin PRSA Chapter, will be hosting a “Networking Bingo” that will give students a chance to meet each other and network with Austin area communication professionals. This opportunity will allow students to work on interviewing skills, and discuss recruitment opportunities following Assembly activities on Friday, March 13th at 5:30PM at the Hyatt.

The St. Edward’s University Chapter will be live Tweeting from the Assembly and the “Networking Bingo” from @SEUPRSSA and from personal Twitter accounts. Students will also be posting information on the Chapter blog and Facebook account.
Courtney Medford
St. Edward’s PRSSA Secretary

Networking that makes you say “Bingo!”

Have you heard? Delegates and members from PRSSA chapters from all over the country will congregate in Austin from March 11-14th for the annual PRSSA National Assembly.

Take advantage of this opportunity and join PRSA Austin, PRSSA National and the PRSSA Chapters of Texas State University, The University of Texas and St. Edward’s University for the chance to work on interviewing and networking skills and discuss recruitment opportunities!

And you won’t want to miss out on “Networking Bingo,” a fun and exciting way to meet successful Austin-area communication professionals. Bingo winners will receive awards and raffle prizes will be given throughout the night!

Students: Free
Members & Non-Members: $10

RSVP to Becky Squires at beckysquires@earthlink.net

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