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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S PRSSA CHAPTER HOSTS MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Conference held in conjunction with student chapter’s 50th Anniversary

(PHILADELPHIA, PA — Oct. 8, 2018) — Temple University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was awarded the Mid-Atlantic regional conference by PRSSA at this past weekend’s national conference. In conjunction with the chapter’s 50th anniversary, the conference will be held March 22 and 23, 2019.

The exact location will be announced within the following weeks, and is expected to attract public relations students from New York to Washington. The regional conference will offer students a unique opportunity to expand their network by connecting with professionals, guest speakers from a variety of industries and fellow PRSSA members. Panels, workshops and various networking events will take place during the two days. For more information, visit www.templeprssa.org/regionalconference or email fullserviceprorc@gmail.com.

 

The conference’s central theme is ”Being a Full Service PRo.” The theme addresses the need for modern public relations professionals to be full-service, no matter what type of public relations work they take on.

“The awarding of the regional conference is a validation of the hard work our chapter has put in for many years,” said Assistant Chair for Public Relations and chapter Faculty Advisor Gregg Feistman. “In today’s fast-paced industry it is imperative to be knowledgeable on a variety of skills extending beyond the normal functions of a public relations practitioner. Temple PRSSA has established the theme to prepare students for their careers. As the public relations industry continues to evolve, professionals must adapt to effectively serve clients.”

“As the oldest student chapter in the region, and one of the oldest and largest in the country, Temple PRSSA has served countless students by forging relationships and emphasizing mentorship, networking and leadership,” he added. “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity not only for Temple students, but for interested students throughout both the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region. We look forward to hosting everyone.”

About Temple PRSSA

Temple PRSSA is the largest and longest standing chapter in the Philadelphia region. Temple PRSSA’s core mission lies within three main areas: leadership, networking and mentorship to prepare members for a successful and well-rounded career working in the public relations field. For more information on Temple PRSSA, visit www.templeprssa.org/regionalconference.

Contact Information:

General Inquiries

Email: fullserviceprorc@gmail.com

Brianna Greco

Conference Coordinator

Email: Brianna.Greco@temple.edu

Shania Genwright

Assistant Conference Coordinator

Email: shania@temple.edu

Thatcher Williams

Director of Public Relations

Email: trwilliams@temple.edu

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Temple PRSSA Partners with  Mighty Writers as Charitable Beneficiary for Being A Full Service PRo Regional Conference, Mar. 22 & 23

 

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 29, 2019) – Temple University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is partnering with Mighty Writers as the charitable beneficiary for their upcoming regional conference, Being A Full Service PRo on March 22 and 23 in celebration of the chapter’s 50th anniversary.

 

The chapter will be collecting items during the two days to benefit students enrolled in Mighty Writers’ programs. Attendees of the conference will be encouraged to bring reading books for ages 5-18 with them to the conference. Monetary donations will also be accepted during the conference and donated towards one of Mighty Writers’ many programs.

 

“We feel it is important to give back to the community and Philadelphia’s future writers as pre-professionals in the field of communications, so we are happy to partner with Mighty Writers,” says Brianna Greco, Conference Coordinator.

 

“We are so excited to partner with Temple PRSSA for the conference. We are grateful there are students and professionals who are willing to give back to our young writers and help them develop into future professionals,” says Rachel Loeper, Education Director at Mighty Writers.

 

About Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers is a non-profit organization that teaches kids how to write through after school four-day-a-week writing academies at its seven locations throughout Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ. Mighty Writers serves students from pre-k to high school.

 

About Temple PRSSA

Temple PRSSA is the largest and longest standing chapter in the Philadelphia region. Temple PRSSA’s core mission lies within three main areas: leadership, networking and mentorship to prepare members for a successful and well-rounded career working in the public relations field. For more information on Temple PRSSA, visit www.templeprssa.org.

 

Contact Information:

 

Brianna Greco

Conference Coordinator

Email: Brianna.Greco@temple.edu

Phone: 610-329-0442

 

Shania Genwright

Assistant Conference Coordinator

Email: shania@temple.edu

Phone: 610-732-7403

 

Thatcher Williams

Director of Public Relations

Email: trwilliams@temple.edu

Phone: 717-649-0345

 

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PR in the Age of the #MeToo Movement Panel Featured Panel at Temple University’s PRSSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Saturday, March 23

 

(Philadelphia, PA — March 13, 2019) — “PR in the Age of the #MeToo Movement” is the luncheon topic at Temple University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Saturday, March 23.  Panelists include Mary Austen, President and CEO of Tierney; Afia Ohene-Frempong, Communications Manager at PECO; and Megan Smith, Founder and President of Brownstone PR. The panel will be moderated by LiRon Anderson-Bell, Assistant Professor of Instruction at Temple University.

 

“As we’ve seen, the #MeToo movement is a crucial issue in the workplace today,” says Brianna Greco, Temple PRSSA conference coordinator. “We are very excited to bring this topic to our Regional Conference and allow for students to hear from top professionals regarding how the social action is changing our industry.”

 

The regional conference is a two-day event beginning with a Friday night reception on March 22 at the Hard Rock Café from 7-9 p.m. The second day, Saturday, March 23 will feature an opening address from Philadelphia mayor, Jim Kenney starting at 9 a.m. Mayor Kenney’s address will be followed by nine breakout sessions taking place throughout the day. Interested attendees can purchase tickets at templeprssa.org/regionalconference.

 

The list of sessions includes Agency/Client Relations, Fake News & Ethics, Diversity, Special Events, Professional Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Engaging Influencer Campaigns, and Analytics. Students will have the opportunity to connect with PR professionals as well as their peers during a networking session to end the day.

 

The most recently added session, the Convergence of Advertising and PR, will feature top advertising and public relations leaders in the Philadelphia Region. The panelists are Martha Gaston, President of PRSA Philly, Nina Scimenes Rodebaugh, President of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA), and a member of leadership from Philadelphia Advertising Club.

 

The list of confirmed speakers includes Darla Price, Senior VP Executive Account Director at McCann; Gabriel Escobar, Editor and Vice President of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo; and Linda Burkley, President of Ardis Communications.

 

The chapter is partnering with Mighty Writers, as the charitable beneficiary for the conference. Throughout the conference, the chapter will be collecting donations from attendees to be donated to the Mighty Writers program. Attendees are encouraged to bring reading books for ages 5-18. Monetary donations will also be collected that will go toward one of their many programs.

 

About Temple PRSSA

Temple PRSSA is the largest and longest standing chapter in the Philadelphia region, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year Temple PRSSA’s core mission lies within three main areas: leadership, networking and mentorship to prepare members for a successful and well-rounded career working in the public relations field. For more information on Temple PRSSA, visit www.templeprssa.org.

 

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Contact:

Brianna Greco

Conference Coordinator

Email: Brianna.Grecco@temple.edu

Phone: (610)-329-0442

 

Shania Genwright

Assistant Conference Coordinator

Email: Shania@temple.edu

Phone: (610)-732-7403