UNL PRSSA wins Star Chapter Award
UNL PRSSA wins Star Chapter AwardTuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
University of Nebraska-Lincoln PRSSA chapter received the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) Star Chapter Award for the first time in the chapter’s history on Nov. 3, 2014. UNL PRSSA was recognized as a chapter that exceeded chapter and professional development standards set by PRSSA National during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The PRSSA Star Chapter Award, created in 2009, recognizes chapters across the United States that succeed in completing eight or more of 10 specific requirements. This year, UNL PRSSA is among 30 other chapters being presented with this accomplishment.
"It's a tremendous honor to be nationally recognized for the work we have done this past year," Ben Preston, UNL PRSSA president said. " We've been seeing a steady growth of new members due to our changes in programming and opportunities for members. These changes were a big contributor, I think, to why we were given this award."
UNL's Chapter has steadily expanded its membership numbers since its founding in 1998 with 12 members. Now, there are more than 40 active members in the chapter. Other chapters have taken notice of UNL's unique membership practices, such as its mentoring program, and have incorporated them into their own programming. To learn more about UNL PRSSA, visit its website at http://www.unl.edu/prssa/unl-public-relations-student-society-america, or its Facebook page, UNL PRSSA. For more information on PRSSA's Star Chapter Award, visit http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions/chapter/star/.
About UNL PRSSA
UNL PRSSA is a public relations-focused society established to advance students in the profession and to prepare them for the future. Its mission is to enhance members' knowledge of public relations, provide professional development opportunities, and develop highly qualified professionals. The Chapter has won numerous awards since its founding in 2009 and offers its members informal, professional development independent from the classroom. UNL PRSSA is a division of PRSSA, a national college student organization founded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1968. PRSSA aims to teach students up-to-date theories and strategies in public relations, inform members of ethical principles, create an awareness of appropriate professional attitudes for the industry, and connect students with PRSA members and memberships.