Last night at the Gala Award Dinner at the National PRSSA Conference in Philadelphia where approximately 1,100 industry professionals, PR professors, and students attended, UVU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received the 2013 National Outstanding Chapter Award. Out of 300+ universities, UVU PRSSA was recognized as the outstanding chapter in the nation. With this national accolade of being the 2013 best chapter in the nation, UVU's public relations program has once again received national attention.
With the UVU Chapter being established only four years ago, UVU's PR students and faculty have done an incredible job of creating a well-established, stable, and efficient Chapter on the local, state, and national level.
Although still in its infancy, UVU's PR program is competing head-to-head with the nation's most established and reputable programs. This has been made possible through the generous and ongoing support of an incredible team—The PR faculty—The past and current Communication Department Chairs—The Dean's Office—the Administration—and most importantly—UVU PR students past and present.
In addition, UVU PR student Henry Cervera was honored at the national conference with the Golden Key Award—presented to only 17 students in the nation. He also received the Presidents Citation, also only given to 17 students in the nation.
UVU PR student Emily Stephenson was also selected as one of six students to be an official blogger for the national conference. Her writing will be published on the national PRSSA website.
And finally, the UVU PRSSA Chapter received the Star Chapter Award. This is the fourth consecutive year UVU has received this national distinction. This year only 26 chapters out of the 300+ chapters in the nation received this distinguished accomplishment