The Public Relations Student Society of America honored the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Chapter with two awards at the PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta.
The UWSP chapter was awarded the 2015 Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for Outstanding University Service, which recognizes voluntary work done by chapters that benefits their school. Chapter members volunteered to promote Relay for Life last spring and worked closely with Colleges Against Cancer in support for the fight against cancer.
“We have come a long way, and the future looks bright for UWSP PRSSA. I am excited to see where they go from here,” said Brittany Falk, PRSSA co-visual promotions chair and communication major.
Members wrote press releases, media advisories, connected with the media, managed Twitter and Instagram accounts and helped out with events.
“It turned out to be an even bigger success than the year previous. I hope UWSP PRSSA can help out again,” Falk said.
PRSSA notified UWSP’s chapter the morning of Nov. 11 of the award, and the group received a plaque and $300 to support the chapter’s growth.
PRSSA celebrate Dr. F.H. Teahan’s legacy via naming its outstanding performance chapter awards in his honor. The Teahan award is the most prestigious PRSSA award given.
The Teahan award honors chapters for their accomplishments within 12 categories. Only one chapter in the country is chosen for each of those categories.
The chapter also received the Star Chapter Award, which they have for three consecutive years. The award commends chapters that have met chapter and professional developmental goals.
PRSSA is an organization for students interested in public relations and communications. The organization is comprised of students and advisers a part of more than 300 chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru.
PRSSA helps to increase education, professional development, experience and networking.