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PRSSA Establishes New Chapter at Adrian College

Jul. 20, 2020

NEW YORK, July 20, 2020 PRSSA, the foremost organization for students interested in the public relations and communications fields, announced today the establishment of a new Chapter at Adrian College. This marks the 10th school in the state of Michigan to be affiliated with PRSSA, continuing the organization’s mission to build a robust, widespread network of students at institutions of higher learning.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Adrian College, especially during this unique period of time when the role of communications professionals continues to be so critical.” said Jeneen Garcia, Executive Director, PRSSA. “We’re delighted to get to work with Adrian College’s creative and talented students to help grow the next generation of PR leaders.”

A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences, Adrian College offers 90 majors and pre-professional programs, seven masters programs and 10 institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Through active and creative learning in a supportive community, undergraduate and graduate students are challenged to achieve excellence in their academic, personal, and professional lives, and to contribute to a more socially just society.

Christy Mesaros-Winckles, Ph.D., will serve as faculty adviser to the PRSSA Chapter. She is currently the chair of the Department of Communications Arts and Sciences and oversees the public relations major and minor. Dr. Mesaros-Winckles has developed the experiential learning portion of the program through partnerships with the City of Adrian and various nonprofits in Lenawee County, Michigan. In her courses, she covers public relations writing, production, strategy and research. She also teaches Intercultural Communications and Organizational Communication, which shows students how to successfully communicate as professionals across cultures and in a variety of group communication settings.

"The Adrian College Communication Arts & Sciences Department is thrilled to have our public relations major become part of PRSSA,” said Dr. Mesaros-Winckles. “Our students are excited and I'm looking forward to the professional development opportunities they will have access to in the coming years."

The Adrian College Chapter will be supported by the PRSA Northwest Ohio 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 Adrian College
A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences located in Adrian Mich., Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education and traditional two-year Master’s programs as well as advanced 3+2 Master’s programs. The college offers 90 majors and pre-professional programs, 48 sports teams and 10 institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students.

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Media Contacts:
Vinica Weiss
(212) 460-1479
vinica.weiss@prsa.org

Hollie Smith
(517) 264-3175
hsmith@adrian.edu

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Karen Mateo  
Chief Communications Officer
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Rod Granger  
Director, Content and Integrated Communications
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Vinica Weiss  

Communications Associate

(212) 460-1479