MSU PRUSSA Wins Star Chapter Award

Posted on: September 16, 2013

prussaMSU's Public Relations Student Society of America won the 2012 Star Chapter Award.

The chapter attended the PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco, Calif. in October where they received the award. "We have a terrific group of public relations students participating in MSU PRSSA this year," said Robert Kolt, instructor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and the faculty adviser to the MSU PRSSA chapter. "Earning a Star Chapter designation was a goal set by student president Jeannette Conklin. The national requirements are significant for a Star Chapter, and all the students worked extremely hard to meet these high-level expectations. I am very proud of their accomplishment."

The Ned S. Hubbell PRSSA chapter at Michigan State University consists of about 100 students. The group meets biweekly for various events including professional development sessions, PR-specific career opportunities and industry speakers. The MSU chapter also won the President's Award this year.

"Achieving national recognition as a Star Chapter has been a set goal of our chapter's leadership for the past two years. Finally achieving that goal was inspiring, encouraging and humbling," said Jeannette Conklin, MSU PRSSA president. "After the countless hours of hard work and strategic planning, actually receiving the award has motivated the members to help improve the chapter further so we can continue enhancing our public relations education."

To be eligible for the Star Chapter Award, chapters must meet ten requirements, such as completing at least one community service project, applying for at least one national PRSSA award, implementing at least one national initiative and gaining media publicity for their chapter.

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