By: Adam Piccin '16
Otterbein PRSSA President
Otterbein PRSSA is proud to announce that our Chapter has earned the Pacesetter Chapter Recognition from PRSSA National for success in the areas of membership, national participation and Chapter development in the month of February 2015.
"The national award shows how hard this PRSSA Board has worked on behalf of its chapter members," Faculty Adviser Dan Steinberg, APR said. "Students want to be a part of, and take part in, our chapter activities, and that goes back to the dedication this board has to making Otterbein PRSSA an active, vibrant pre-professional experience."
The month of February has marked several new achievements. Otterbein PRSSA increased membership by a staggering 60 percent in the fall, but targeting underclassmen this spring was effective in increasing Chapter membership another 23 percent this spring.
Additionally, Otterbein PRSSA has implemented a new award program called “Member Spotlight” to recognize members for “outstanding contributions” to the Chapter. This program recognizes three members starting this semester from different education and PRSSA experience levels, so any member is capable of earning this award. This develops the Chapter by thanking those who go above and beyond their roles while also inspiring others to follow suit.
There was also a communication department open house this month in which several PRSSA members were present in this form of high school outreach to promote PRSSA and Otterbein University’s communication department to prospective students.
Last but not least, on Feb. 9, Otterbein PRSSA co-sponsored an Etiquette Dinner. This campus event has been cancelled for several semesters due to lack of registrants, but with PRSSA’s help, 35 students registered and the event was a success.
Otterbein PRSSA hopes to continue to develop as a Chapter and keep up trends set this semester. For more information on the award, go to the PRSSA website.
Thank you to all Otterbein PRSSA members
and advisers for your hard work!