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PRSSA Establishes New Chapter at George Fox University

May. 26, 2022

NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 PRSSA, the foremost organization for students interested in the public relations and communications fields, announced today that George Fox University is the latest school to form a PRSSA Chapter. Located in Newberg, Oregon, George Fox University joins the nearly 375 PRSSA Chapters across the U.S., as well as Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. The university, which is committed to providing students with personal attention and global opportunities to learn and serve, offers a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.

The Communication major at George Fox University is housed under its Department of Communications and Cinematic Arts. As part of that major, students can select a concentration in public relations, organizational communication or human connection. Following graduation, students at George Fox University are prepared for careers in public relations, digital marketing, brand management and more.

The George Fox University Chapter will be supported by PRSA Oregon, helping foster student and professional connections by providing speakers, networking opportunities, career mentoring and other benefits.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome the communications students at George Fox University to PRSSA,” said Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, 2022 PRSA Chair. “We look forward to working with the Chapter beginning next semester as they start to take advantage of our programs that will enhance their education and broaden their professional networks.”

Dr. Amanda Staggenborg, who joined George Fox University as an Assistant Professor of Public Relations in 2021, will serve as Faculty Adviser of the Chapter. Prior to her current position at George Fox University, she held several roles at Missouri Baptist University. Staggenborg has also done extensive public relations consulting and has traveled extensively to present on topics ranging from social media and public relations to sexual harassment in the media. She earned a Doctor of Education degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2018 and holds a master’s degree in public relations and bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

"I am pleased to introduce the world of public relations to the George Fox University students,” said Staggenborg. “PRSSA provides campaign development and networking opportunities that enrich the learning experience while making an impact in the profession." 

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. Since 1968, PRSSA has served hundreds of thousands of student members, offering educational programs, resources, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities that prepare students for a successful career in communications. For nearly 50 years, the organization has hosted the Bateman Case Study Competition, which challenges student teams to implement a public relations campaign for an actual client. With nearly 375 Chapters globally, PRSSA is active on college and university campuses across the U.S., as well as Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.prssa.org.

About George Fox University
George Fox University is classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University.” More than 4,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon. George Fox offers 60 undergraduate academic programs, degree-completion programs for working adults, and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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

Rob Felton
Director of Executive Communication
(503) 554-2129
reflton@georgefox.edu

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Karen Mateo  
Chief Communications Officer
(212) 460-1454

Rod Granger  
Director, Content and Integrated Communications
(212) 460-0307

Vinica Weiss  

Communications Associate

(212) 460-1479