Poughkeepsie, United States
The Marist Red Foxes PRSSA Chapter was founded on December 7, 2006 and became one of only 17 colleges and universities in New York State to earn this recognition. Now in its eighth year, the Chapter has more than 100 members. Events are held throughout the semester to help foster a clear understanding of the public relations industry and prepare members for life after graduation, such as guest speakers, informational panels and skill-building workshops. Marist PRSSA also started their own student-run firm, North Road Communications, in 2011 which is open for all members.
PRSSA at Marist also promotes national awareness of the high-quality education within the college’s School of Communication and the Arts. Furthermore, PRSSA provides students with valuable opportunities to assume leadership positions at local, regional and national levels – an important step in professional development within the field.