Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Marist College PRSSA Receives Second National Award

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (Jan. 28, 2015) – The Marist College Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter has been honored with its second national award this school year. Marist PRSSA received the Pacesetter Chapter Recognition Award for September after participating in PRSSA’s National Ethics Month.

The Chapter submitted an application for the Pacesetter following its interactive Q-and-A Skype session with the Founder and Chairman of Golin, Al Golin. The session took place on Sept. 17 and was moderated by PRSSA Faculty Adviser Jennie Donohue. The hour-long Q- and-A covered topics including Golin’s revolutionary “Trust Bank” concept, the importance of transparency and business ethics, as well as the need to build interpersonal relationships in today’s high-tech, low-touch culture.
Approximately 50 students from the Marist College School of Communication and the Arts attended the event, which was live tweeted using the hashtags #MCOM347 and #MaristPRSSA. More than half of the students in attendance were active PRSSA members. The Marist College PRSSA Chapter also used this event as a recruiting opportunity to gain new members for the 2014-2015 academic year.

This is the second national award that Marist PRSSA has won this year, including a Star Chapter Award in October.

About Marist PRSSA
The Marist Red Foxes PRSSA Chapter was founded in 2006 and is the recipient of a PRSSA Star Chapter Award that recognizes the activities and relationship-building opportunities the Chapter offers its members. Now in its eighth year, it has more than 80 members and hosts a variety of events to help foster a clear understanding of the public relations industry and prepare members for life after graduation. Follow Marist PRSSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Blogspot and Pinterest.


Jennie Donohue | Professional Lecturer and Marist PRSSA Faculty Adviser |


Julianna Sheridan | Director of Public Relations for Marist PRSSA |

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