PPRS is a professional society of more than 150 active public relations professionals throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our members represent various types of organizations with expertise in all facets of public relations.
Fake news. Twitter rants. Harsh rhetoric. Protests and backlash. No matter how you look at it, the 2016 presidential election packed a punch – and threw pundits and media pros alike for a loop.
And now that there’s a new Administration in town, there’s no sign of things returning to “status quo.” From on-the-record interviews citing alternative facts, to divisive protests – both live and digital, we’re left to wonder what to expect moving forward in the world of traditional and social media... Read more
The Pennsylvania Public Relations Society is now accepting applications for its 2017 Communication Scholarship. Please help us to spread the word among any qualified students!
We will choose one $1,000 scholarship recipient for 2017. All applicants must be full-time communication and public relations students and:
o an upcoming junior or senior;
o a legal PA resident and full-time student;
o involved in extracurricular activities; and
o a strong writer with at least a 2.75 GPA.
Application deadline: The application must be postmarked by March 8, 2017 or e-mailed to PPRSscholar@gmail.com by end of day on March 10, 2017.
For more details and to print an application, please click here.
Questions? Please direct any questions to PPRS Student Development Committee Co-Chairs, Christine Cronkright and Sarah Blaisdell, at PPRSscholar@gmail.com... Read more
Nance McCown, PhD, co-chair of the Department of Communications and Associate Professor of Communications at Messiah College, was honored as the 26th recipient of the prestigious Ernest R. McDowell Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a PPRS member. The award was established in 1991 to recognize an individual for sustained excellence in the field of public relations, in both the profession itself and the community... Read more