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What is PRSSA?

The Public Relations Student Society of America's mission is to provide exceptional service to our members by enhancing their education, broadening their professional network and helping launch their careers after graduation. The vision of PRSSA is to aspire to advance the public relations profession by developing ethically responsible pre-professionals who champion diversity, strive for an outstanding education and advocate for the profession.

History of PRSSA

"PRSSA owes its existence to the influence of three exceptional advocates — Chris Teahan, Jon Riffel, APR, and J. Carroll Bateman, APR — who led an 18-year struggle by educators, students and practitioners to form a student society. They reached their triumph in November 1967 at the PRSA Assembly in Philadephia, where delegates voted unanimously to establish PRSSA. PRSSA now serves more than 11,000 students at 300-plus Chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru."
- PRSSA website

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