Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Big Thank You!

This semester has been absolutely crazy for me and the PRSSA Chapter at UTSA. We were able to plan and execute two events that had never been done for our Chapter.

In March we had our Shadow Days Month: Learning from the Pros. This allowed our members the opportunity to shadow PR professionals from the
PRSA Chapter of San Antonio for a day.
While it went off smoothly, I am hoping to have some comments from the members who participated by early May. As you may know April is the final month of the semester and our members are very busy with getting ready for finals , etc. We want to thank the 23 professionals who donated their time during this special event. We look forward to being able to schedule a shadow day month for the month of October. Keep an eye out for more information in the months to come.

On April 21 we hosted our first PRSSA/PRSA Pre-professional workshop. While it was held on the first weekend of FIESTA, we still had a group of very interested students who learned some excellent tools to utilize when building a portfolio, writing a resume, writing PSAs, feature stories, putting together media kits and writing press releases. We would like to thank Jennifer Milikien, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for St. Mary's Hall; Elizabeth "Beth" Graham, Public Relations Manager for the San Antonio Public Library; Cassandra Miranda, Senior Director of Cause Marketing Initiatives, American Heart Association Texas Affiliate and PRSSA Assistant Liaison for the PRSA Chapter of San Antonio; and Robert "Bob" Sheldon, Director of Public Relations for Creative Communications Cusultants, Inc. and

PRSSA Liaison for the PRSA Chapter of San Antonio for donating their time and expertise on a Saturday.

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