Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America

PRSSA

Public Relations Student Society of America

President Alexandra Baccari, Advisor Regina A. Bell, MA, and Vice President Hailey Cowan at the ceremony announcing the national accreditation to PRSSA, April, 2014.

President Alexandra Baccari, Advisor Regina A. Bell, MA, and Vice President Hailey Cowan at the ceremony announcing the national accreditation to PRSSA, April, 2014.

The Public Relations Student Society of America is a student-run campus organization that educates students in the professional fields of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications.  PRSSA members are afforded the opportunity to participate in numerous professional development experiences from attending regional/national conferences to participating in robust conversations in PRSSA’s blog:  Progressions. In addition, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to PRSSA members.

The academic year 2013-2014 was a remarkable year for the members of the URI chapter of PRSSA.  With support from the Rhode Island State Chapter of PRSA and our corporate sponsor, Steve Zenofsky from FM Global, the URI chapter received its national accreditation as a Public Relations Student Society of America. The dedication and unwavering determination of Alexandra Baccari and Hailey Cowan (2013-2014 President and Vice President, respectively) propelled what was an idea of PRSSA status at URI to become a reality.  As a result of their determination and the support from the Rhode Island PRSA, numerous opportunities now await the Public Relations students at URI.

As the advisor for PRSSA, I look forward to the positive educational opportunities afforded to our PRSSA members.  I am most appreciative of the opportunity to be part of this enriching professional development opportunity.

Regina A. Bell, MA
Public Relations Program
Harrington School of Communication & Media
 

Meet your 2015-2016 Executive Board

Josephine Maida, President
Hometown: East Hanover, New Jersey

Major(s): Public Relations and Communication Studies

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and eating new foods and social media surfing

Katherine Murphy, Vice President 
Hometown: North Providence, Rhode Island

Major(s): Public Relations and French

Hobbies: Reading leadership and environmental books, volunteering and attending museums

Kelly Tancredi, Secretary
Hometown: Woburn, Massachusetts

Major(s): Public Relations and Communication Studies

Hobbies: Dancing, skiing and watching Netflix (currently Bobs Burgers)

Dajzia Fratiello, Treasurer 
Hometown: Narragansett, Rhode Island

Major: Public Relations

Hobbies: Listening to music, spending time with friends and watching movies

Shannon McArthur, Historian 
Hometown: Framingham , Massachusetts

Major: Marketing      Minor: Public Relations

Hobbies: Backpacking, drawing and creating advertisements

Sarah Salace, Event Planner 
Hometown: Berlin, Connecticut

Major: Public Relations      Minor:Journalism

Hobbies: Reading, golfing and shopping

Josh Reyes, Social Media Coordinator 
Hometown: Central Falls, Rhode Island

Major: Public Relations    Minor: General Business

Hobbies: Playing jazz on the bass, living spiritually and actively participating on campus