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PRSSA Expands Global Reach with Addition of Universidad Ana G. Méndez Chapter in Puerto Rico

Mar. 3, 2020

UAGM Marks Second PRSSA Chapter in Puerto Rico

NEW YORK, March 3, 2020 – PRSSA, the foremost organization for students interested in the public relations and communications fields, announced today the establishment of a new Chapter at Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus. This marks the second school in Puerto Rico to be affiliated with PRSSA, continuing the organization’s mission to build a robust, widespread network of students at institutions of higher learning.

PRSSA established its first Chapter in Puerto Rico at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in July 2019.

“We are thrilled to build upon our global footprint with the addition of Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus in Puerto Rico,” said Jeneen Garcia, Executive Director, PRSSA. “We take pride in our international network of students and this partnership further emphasizes our commitment to providing networking and mentorship opportunities to students not only in the U.S., but across the world.”  

Universidad Ana G. Méndez is a private university in Puerto Rico with more than 300 programs, from technical to doctoral degrees. The school is composed of three campuses: Universidad Ana G. Méndez (Gurabo), Universidad Ana G. Méndez (Cupey), Universidad Ana G. Méndez (Carolina), as well as Universidad Ana G. Méndez-Virtual Campus and 11 university locations throughout the island. It also has established university centers in Dallas, Wheaton, Maryland, and Orlando, Miami, and Tampa, in Florida.

Dr. Ivette Soto Vélez will serve as faculty adviser. A member of PRSA, Dr. Soto has published work in international academic journals: Sala de Prensa, Revista Clave and the International Journal of Public Relations. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate communications courses on the Gurabo campus, including Research Methods in Communications, Corporate Image and Identity, and Crisis Communications. Her research interests include organizational communication, social media and ethics in the media.

“I feel extremely privileged to belong to PRSA and be able to create a student Chapter at the Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus,” Soto said. “I know it will be a learning opportunity for my students and will create more enthusiasm within the Communications Department. With this initiative, a bridge is being built between the academy and leaders in the public relations industry.”

The Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus Chapter will be supported by the PRSA Dallas Chapter, which will help foster student and professional connections by providing speakers, networking opportunities, career mentoring and other benefits.

About the Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes nearly 9,000 student members and advisers, and is active on nearly 375 colleges and university campuses, including in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.prssa.org.

About Universidad Ana G. Méndez
Universidad Ana G. Méndez (UAGM) has a trajectory of 70 years of history. It is the fastest-growing non-profit private institution of higher education in Puerto Rico, with enrollment of 40,000 students between its university centers in Puerto Rico, Florida, Maryland and Texas. UAGM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has gained recognition among higher education institutions for offering the first and only bilingual education program in the United States, Discipline-Based Dual Language Immersion Model® that responds to the real needs of the Hispanic community. 

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