Kim Hanson Named New UVU PRSSA Faculty Advisor

UVU PRSSA Announces Chapter Leadership Changes

Orem, Utah - May 15, 2015 - Utah Valley University’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (UVUPRSSA) named Kim Hanson the chapter’s new Faculty Advisor. This change in leadership came after the announcement by Utah Valley University (UVU) at the beginning of May that Stephen Whyte, the previous advisor, is to immediately begin his position as the new Associate Vice President of University Marketing and Communication. Hanson is an university lecturer of communication and public relations. Her position is effective immediately.

Read Utah Valley University’s official press release at: http://bit.ly/2qetNHV

“I think it could be summed up in two words: honored and excited,” Hanson said. “UVUPRSSA is an excellent chapter with extraordinary leaders and members. Past presidents, boards and advisors have left a legacy of hard work and excellence. I am honored to have his opportunity and work such an outstanding group of individuals. I am excited help grow and develop individuals and the program. We are doing great work but there is always more we can do!”

Hanson has been a lecturer at UVU for one year. She earned a Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from University of Montana.  Immediately after graduate school, she spent 5 years as the Community Relations Representative for Refined Energy Holding, a venture capital project in Idaho proposing to build an alternative energy source. Following, she worked for BYU-Idaho coordinating the messaging for all new students as well as planning and executing New Student Orientation.

As faculty advisor, Hanson plans to implement goals to continue the outstanding legacy built over the years since the founding of UVUPRSSA in 2009. Her goals focus on:

  • Excellence. Plan and work hard to achieve continued excellence.

  • Growth. Provide events and opportunities to grow membership and participation.

  • Improvement. Keep eyes open to see ways to improve and grow.

Hanson looks forward most to “working with and getting to know the students.” The chapter has built upon achievements of previous students and a great deal of work from Whyte, the faculty advisor since the founding of the UVU chapter. “Stephen is amazing!  He has been with and build this program from beginning.  His vision and direction for the UVUPRSSA has lead it to this point where is has been very successful and nationally recognized. He left big shoes to fill and he will be missed,” Hanson said.

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

Contact Information:

Kate Simpson

Vice President of Public Relations

Utah Valley University PRSSA

801-643-6821

pr.uvu.prssa@gmail.com

 

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UVU PRSSA Faculty Advisor Named UVU's New Associate Vice President of University Marketing & Communication

Stephen Whyte Moves to University Administration

Orem, Utah - May 13, 2017 - Utah Valley University (UVU) President Matthew Holland named UVU PRSSA Faculty Advisor Stephen L. Whyte as the university’s new Associate Vice President of University Marketing and Communication. Whyte is replacing Chris Taylor, UVU’s new Associate Vice President of Government Affairs.

Read Utah Valley University’s official press release at: http://bit.ly/2qetNHV

“This is an exciting time in the history of UVU when the University is consistently reaching historic milestones,” said Whyte. “It is a great honor to serve in this new role and I look forward to bringing increased visibility to this dynamic institution and the outstanding students, talented faculty and staff, and wonderful programs that are the heart of UVU.”

Under Whyte’s leadership, the UVU student public relations chapter was recognized by the Public Relations Student Society of America as the 2016 Outstanding Chapter in the nation out of 340 universities. This is the chapter’s second Outstanding Chapter award in the last four years, among other awards. Whyte has played a crucial role in the success of UVU PRSSA and will be dearly missed.

“While we are sad to lose such a rock solid professor and beloved PRSSA advisor,  we are so excited for Professor Whyte to be appointed to this great honor,” Wade Draper, UVU PRSSA President, said. “He has laid the foundations and built the blocks on which we now stand. We owe a lot to Stephen Whyte. We couldn’t be more excited for him and the many adventures and successes ahead.”

Whyte will begin duties as Assoc. VP of Marketing and Communications effective immediately. Kim Hanson, lecturer of communication and public relations, will be taking over leadership as Faculty Advisor for UVU PRSSA.

Additional Resources:

•      Facebook: www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

•    Twitter: twitter.com/UVUPRSSA

•    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCNpY7DtLF4j6X6G344Pl10w

•   Website: www.uvuprssa.org

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

Contact Information:

Kate Simpson

Vice President of Public Relations

Utah Valley University PRSSA

801-643-6821

pr.uvu.prssa@gmail.com

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UVU PRSSA Named Most Outstanding Chapter in the Nation

 PRSSA 2016 National Conference Awards UVU with Teahan Award

Orem, Utah, October 26, 2016 – The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) awarded the Utah Valley University chapter with the Most Outstanding Chapter award, an honor presented annually to only one of 300 PRSSA chapters through the Teahan Awards. The Teahan Award was presented at the PRSSA National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday October 24, 2016 to the UVU chapter members.

For more information on the Teahan Awards: http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions

“I am beyond honored to be involved in an organization so deserving of this award,” said Utah Valley University’s Chapter President, Brittnee Bromley-Neurhing. “Last year's board, along with this year's Executive Board members, are some of the most inspiring, dedicated and knowledgeable individuals I have ever known. I'm grateful to associate myself with them through PRSSA and look forward to another successful year.”

The Teahan Awards recognize certain PRSSA chapters for the accomplishments in 12 various categories: chapter development, diversity, student-run firm, newsletter, website, regional conference, community service, university service, PRSA/PRSSA relationship, faculty adviser and professional adviser. In receiving the Most Outstanding Chapter Teahan Award, Utah Valley University displayed:

-       Continued effort of new ideas throughout the academic year

-       Successful fundraisers with the school and community

-       Alumni contact

-       PRSA Associate Membership promotions

-       A well-established student-run firm

-       Strong and active leadership on a national level

“It was such an incredible experience to be able to win the Most Outstanding Chapter award at the PRSSA National Conference this year,” said Taylor Lundell, vice president of public relations, UVU PRSSA. “It gives this year’s executive board the motivation and confidence in keeping the Utah Valley legacy in PRSSA. We want to make this a precedence for years to come, just like last year’s board did.”

This year’s Outstanding Chapter Award marks UVU PRSSA’s fifth Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Award since it’s official charter in 2009. UVU’s Chapter has been awarded the Faculty Adviser of the Year in 2012, Outstanding Chapter in 2013, Chapter Website of the Year and University Service Award in 2014. The Teahan Awards celebrate Dr. F.H. Chris Teahan, a founder of the PRSSA in 1968, for outstanding performance attributed to the Society since the national conference in 2004.

UVU PRSSA Resources:

Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uvuprssa

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

Contact Information:

Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations | UVU PRSSA

(801)472-7657

tay.lundell@gmail.com

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UVU PRSSA Holds Their First Ever Campaigns Night, “Under PRessure”

 Inspired by the PRSSA National Conference Campaigns Night

Orem, Utah, November 9, 2016 – Utah Valley University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting their first ever public relations campaigns night, “Under PRessure”, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at UVU in the Classroom Building (CB) 204.

For more information about PRSSA events, visit http://www.uvuprssa.org/.

“We are so excited to host our first campaigns night!” said Britnee Bromley-Nuerhing, UVU PRSSA’s president. “This is an exciting, engaged learning opportunity, open to all students wherein they may put their public relations skills to work in a fun and competitive environment alongside their peers.”

Attendees will be divided up into teams filled with both young and older classmen (both of which bring unique perspectives and valuable skills to the group) and together will be given a case study, (campaign prompt). Each team will then have one hour to research and develop a communications plan in response to the prompt and its specific guidelines. All are welcome to bring a laptop to assist with research needs.

After one hour, each group will film an explanatory video which will then be submitted to a judging panel of PR professionals. Members of the winning team will receive recognition on the PRSSA website, newsletter and social media outlets as well as a certificate and gift card. The winning team will be announced on November 28th, via PRSSA’s social media outlets and website.

“This event will be so beneficial to those that attend,” said Bromley-Nuerhing. “This event will provide students hands-on case study and resume-building experience, an expansion to their portfolios and the chance to network with fellow communication students. We cannot wait for everything to come together and to make this a night students won’t forget.”

Additional Resources:

   Facebook: www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

   Twitter: twitter.com/UVUPRSSA

   YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCNpY7DtLF4j6X6G344Pl10w

   Website: www.uvuprssa.org

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

For more information, contact:

Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations – UVU PRSSA

(801)471-7657

tay.lundell@gmail.com

 

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UVU PRSSA Launches #HumansofPRSSA Social Media Campaign

 UVU Joins National PRSSA in Member Diversity Awareness Campaign

Orem, Utah, October 7, 2016 – Utah Valley University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), recently launched a social media campaign, #HumansofPRSSA, to increase awareness of diversity within their school’s PRSSA organization, and the organization’s impact on member’s lives. Highlighted members are asked how they discovered the field of public relations, how they came to be interested in it, and how their membership and involvement in PRSSA has influenced their academic, social and professional skills. Along with a text explanation, the article consists of a photo that allows for social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to easily access the #HumansofPRSSA post.

 View #HumansofPRSSA posts at: http://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa

“Encouraging others to share from their own perspective about why they are unique helps us to better recognize what we have in common and what makes us diverse…This month, PRSSA will launch its #HumansofPRSSA social media campaign designed to help students develop a better understanding of diversity. As you see members of PRSSA in the spotlight and notice the general, obvious characteristics in regard to identity, age, ethnicity or school, be sure to read between the lines of their stories and words to understand what makes each individual unique and diverse,” said Andrew Cook, PRSSA 2016–2017 National Vice President of Advocacy.  

Based off the popular “Humans of New York” blog, the campaign #HumansofPRSSA highlights the stories of individuals’ journeys into the PR world. Students, non-students, members of PRSSA, non-members, and everyone following UVU PRSSA on their social media platforms will be better able to know and understand the diversity of the members from UVU PRSSA. Posts will highlight:

   Discovery. Members will enlighten readers of how they discovered their love for the PR industry, as well as how they found themselves as members of their local PRSSA chapters.

   Decision. Those highlighted will share their thought process of and why they decided on public relations.  

   Opportunity. This portion allows members to tell of their experiences, as well as the opportunities that being a member of PRSSA has given them.

“Much like the National Board, we want to recognize our amazing members and give everyone the opportunity to get to know them and their story.” said Wade Draper, Vice President of Advocacy for UVU PRSSA.

Additional Resources:

   Facebook: www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

   Twitter: twitter.com/UVUPRSSA

   Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCNpY7DtLF4j6X6G344Pl10w

   Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org/ 

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. By 2013 they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.  

For more information, contact:

 Kate Simpson

UVU PRSSA, Editorial Board

Telephone: 801-643-6821

Email: kate@ktownsimpsons.com

Wade Draper

UVU PRSSA, Vice President of Advocacy

Email: wade.draper44@gmail.com

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UVU PRSSA Takes Students on Their Semi-Annual Fall Excursion 

Students Visit Professionals from Adobe, Domo and Nuvi

Orem, Utah, October 19, 2016 – Utah Valley University Public Relations Student Society of America hosts students for their semi-annual fall excursion to Adobe, Domo and Nuvi on November 4, 2016. Students will have the opportunity to learn from PR professionals in some of the hottest companies and start-up’s in Utah. To apply for the excursion, you must be a paid PRSSA member, a UVU student and interested in the public relations industry. Registration opened October 19; space is limited to 27 attendees.

For more information on how to register, visit: www.uvuprssa.org under the excursion tab.

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to visit some of the most successful start-up’s in Utah county,” says Kaycee Colledge, VP of Fundraising, UVU PRSSA. “To get the chance of learning from some of the brightest minds in Utah, is something I know could be worth the cost of all our college tuition.”

The students will start the excursion at 9a.m. with their first stop at Domo, Inc. in American Fork, UT. Domo is an online optimization platform that brings your data and people into a real-time dashboard. Students will be visiting the company’s vice president of communications, Julie Kehoe. Kehoe oversees a small team of four that upholds the media relations, analyst relations and corporate communications at Domo. After visiting Domo, students will continue their excursion to Adobe in Lehi, UT. Adobe is a multimedia software that provides a variety of animations, desktop applications and mobile games. At Adobe, students will meet with David Olsen, senior manager of Adobe customer programs. Olsen works in digital marketing, creatives and the creative community in helping to make the world by going paperless. Following Olsen at Adobe, students will continue to their last destination in Lehi, UT, Nuvi. Nuvi is a real-time analytics platform for social media. At Nuvi, students will get the opportunity to meet with Stuart Dean, executive vice president of business development. Dean manages a team of sales professionals, overseeing the operations and development of the company.

UVU PRSSA Resources:

Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uvuprssa

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About UVU PRSSA: 

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. By 2013 and 2016 they have received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

Contact Information:

 Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations | UVU PRSSA

(801)471-7657

tay.lundell@gmail.com

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UVU PRSSA Hosts JetBlue’s Social Media Support Supervisor, Brent Devey

Jet Set your Social Media with the Social Networking Professional

Orem, Utah, October 3, 2016 – Public Relations Student Society of America at Utah Valley University announces they will be hosting Brent Devey, supervisor of social media support at JetBlue. The event will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Utah Valley University in the classroom building (CB) 510/511 at 7 p.m. and will be open to the public.

For all event information visit: UVU PRSSA - Calendar.

"The UVU PRSSA Chapter is thrilled to welcome Brent Devey from JetBlue Airlines," said Madelyne Van Hoff, VP of Professional Development, UVU PRSSA. "JetBlue is at the cutting edge of the social media trends and we are fortunate to learn from their expert strategies and tactics."

Devey’s presentation will focus on effective social media strategies and online communication with a portion of the night dedicated to Q&A. The event will be live tweeted on the UVU PRSSA Twitter account (@uvuprssa) for those who are unable to attend.

Devey oversees JetBlue’s social customer support while working closely with their marketing and corporate communications teams. He manages a team of more than 25 crewmembers to deliver the JetBlue experience to customers via social media channels. Devey and his crewmembers also work together in developing and maintaining JetBlue’s brand voice and tone in written and verbal communication.

UVU PRSSA Resources:

Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uvuprssa

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About UVU PRSSA:

UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within our university and has received local, state and national recognition. By 2013 they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions. 

More about Brent Devey:

After his graduation in 2012 from Salt Lake Community College, Devey began working for JetBlue as a reservations agent. Devey began to work his way up at JetBlue in being promoted to social media support, then to social support lead, to reservations team supervisor and then landed his current job, social media support supervisor. Last year, Devey decided to continue his education at Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey and is intended to receive his bachelor’s of business management degree in business administration and management in 2017. Amongst his professional career at JetBlue, Devey works as the goalie coach for Riverton High School’s lacrosse team. With his love of sports, his goal is to visit every Major League Baseball stadium before he turns 30 years old. He is currently at 19 ballparks. In his free time, Devey enjoys fishing, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and their dog.

Contact Information:

Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations – UVU PRSSA

(801)471-7657

tay.lundell@gmail.com

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The #UVUPRCrew Newsletter October issue comes complete with internship opportunities, a letter from the President, info on upcoming events, industry how-to's & some membership spotlights! 

https://joom.ag/ylwQ  

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UVU PRSSA Hosts “Nuggets of Wisdom” 

Director of Innovation & New Ventures, LJ Yankosky from Chick-Fil-A., Inc

 Orem, Utah, (September 1, 2016)  ­– Public Relations Student Society of America at Utah Valley University is hosting the Director of Innovation & New Ventures from Chick-fil-A Corporate, L.J. Yankosky on Sept. 21, 2016. All students, alumni and faculty are invited to attend the event at 7p.m. in the UVU Classroom Building (CB) room number 510.

For all event information visit: UVU PRSSA - Calendar.

“I am thrilled to have Chick-Fil-A involved in our first event of the year,” said Britnee Nuehring, UVU PRSSA President. “I have always admired their public relations strategy as well as their customer-service techniques so it will be great to get some insights from one of their executives. Come out for a FANTASTIC night with PRSSA and one of our favorite cows!”

Yankosky’s presentation will focus on corporate communication and innovation with a portion of the night dedicated to Q&A. The event will be live tweeted on the UVU PRSSA Twitter account for those who are unable to attend @uvuprssa / #PRSSAlovesCHICKFILA.

Yankosky is director of Innovation & New Ventures at Chick-fil-A, Inc. He oversees a team whose focus is to help Chick-fil-A be more convenient to customers. They do this through developing new and innovative efforts accompanied by emerging societal and technological trends. In Yankosky’s previous role at Chick-fil-A, he was responsible for leading the teams with partnerships with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, College Football Playoff, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy high-school leadership program, College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

UVU PRSSA Resources:

Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uvuprssa

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About UVU PRSSA:

 UVU’s chapter of PRSSA was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their chapter has more than 140 active students within their university and has received local, state and national recognition. By 2013 they had received the National Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s chapter of PRSSA is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.

More about L.J. Yankosky:

Yankosky graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. From there, he continued his education by performing research for NASA under a research grant for his master’s degree at Georgia Tech. Yankosky is also a former professional baseball player, and played four years for various professional teams.

Contact Information:

Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations – UVU PRSSA

(801)471-7657

tay.lundell@gmail.com

 

 

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UVU PRSSA hosts sports night with alumni Chris Bailey, director of VIP services for the Utah Jazz and the Jazz 100 Club

Orem, UT, Jan. 13, 2016 - Utah Valley University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (UVU PRSSA) (www.uvuprssa.org) invites students, faculty, and alumni to attend sports night with Chris Bailey, director of VIP services for the Utah Jazz and the Jazz 100 Club, to learn the industry’s most current and innovative public relations (PR) practices on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at seven pm at UVU’s Center Stage.

“We feel it a great privilege to have Chris joining us for our sports night,” said Jon Kovach, UVU PRSSA, vice president of events. “We hope to enhance our students educational experience through current content, and Chris is just the person to provide such information. We also hope having Chris at UVU will provide an opportunity for our students to broaden their professional network.”

Bailey’s presentation will focus on corporate communication and culture, and requirements and expectations for the sports PR industry. Bailey will also be available for a question and answer session at the end of the event. Students unable to attend may tune into the event live via Periscope @UVUPRSSA. 

Bailey is the director of VIP services for Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, overseeing VIP experiences and opportunities with the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bees, and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utilizing his background and expertise in communication, Bailey engages daily with Utah’s most prominent and successful business and community leaders. Leading a team of 45 full and part- time professionals, Bailey and his team direct the operations and guest communication for Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment VIP and premium seating assets including all Utah Jazz, Vivint Smart Home Arena, and Salt Lake Bees Luxury Suites, the Utah Jazz VIP Club, Interform Executives Club, Lexus Club, Legends Club, and Jazz 100 Club. 

A product of the UVU PR program, Bailey graduated magna cum laude, and was awarded the department of communication outstanding student award and PR outstanding student award. While attending UVU, Bailey was awarded the prestigious Ogilvy PR worldwide summer internship in Atlanta, Georgia working under the mentorship of the CEO and chairman elect of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

 

UVU PRSSA Resources:

Website: http://www.uvuprssa.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uvuprssa/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prssa.uvu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uvuprssa

Periscope: @uvuprssa

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Contact Information:
UVU PRSSA
Chantelle Thompson
Vice President of Public Relations 801.455.3513
thesixpghs@gmail.com

Written by: Chantelle Thompson

 

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You could be 1 of 12 PR students chosen to experience “PR in LA” this coming Spring Semester.

Travel to Los Angeles March 8 – 12, 2016 to learn from PR industry experts, build your resume, make career connections, and earn 3-credits.  Connect your classroom experiences with the real-world, cutting edge of PR and the people who make it happen.

In addition to meeting with PR executives, we will also be attending the 2016 Regional PRSSA Conference at Cal State Fullerton with PR students from throughout the Western United States.

Go for it!  Apply today.  The application deadline is Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 noon.

Click to view the flyer with all the details. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

 

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You're Invited: New German Student Exchange Program for PR Students

A new opportunity is now available for UVU PR students.  Study, live and travel in Germany for an entire semester as part of the new Communication Department Student Exchange Program. 

Come and learn about this opportunity and all the details next Wednesday, December 9 from 12:00 – 12:50 in CB 509A.  Don’t hesitate to attend because students will be selected this month to study in Germany next year.  Go for it, and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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For Immediate Release: 

UVU and BYU PRSSA Join to Give Students with Launch Your Career Event

Orem, UT – October 21, 2015 – All systems are go for UVU and BYU PRSSA members seeking to execrate their career preparation through resume development, personal social media best practices and networking opportunities at an event entitled: Launch Your Career. UVU PRSSA will host students, faculty and alumni from both universities Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2015, at 7 pm in UVU’s Sorensen Center, room 206 A, B and C.   

“We enjoy providing students with the tools, resources and personal connections they will need to successfully begin the transition from pre-professional to professional in the competitive world of PR,” says UVU PRSSA president Micah Jensen. “Launch Your Career will move participating students a step closer to being ready for internship and job opportunities in the near future.” 

Featured speakers are listed below in addition to their linked bios, if available:

Launch Your Career presenters will provide attendees with insight into the best practices from their relevant professional experience — presenting yourself professionally through social media channels, enhancing your resume, and finding and getting internships.  

Among the attendees will be UVU public relations alumni that are currently working in public relations positions across Utah and Salt Lake counties. The night's events  and networking will all be done over bottomless mocktail refreshments.  

UVU PRSSA

Gabriel Smith

Vice President, Public Relations

801.400.3004

gabrielsmithggs@gmail.com

 

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For Immediate Release: 

UVU PRSSA Begins the 2015-2016 Year of Events

Orem, UT – September 16, 2015 – Utah Valley University’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter will begin its year of 7 events on the first floor of the UVU Student Life and Wellness Center with an Opening Social, Sept. 16, 2015 at 7 pm. 

All chapter members, communication faculty and prospective members are invited to participate in various networking tasks, cast their vote for the naming of the chapter newsletter and enjoy food provided by Sensuous Sandwich

“Our expectations for the type and quality of events provided this year is very high,” said Jon Kovach, UVU PRSSA VP of Events. “ With the amount of adequate funding, planning and professional participation we have given ourselves access to this year we are ready to give our members excellent events focused on education, professional networking and accelerating their career opportunities.”  

Chapter information will be shared giving current, renewing and perspective members the chance to see the value of PRSSA membership. Attendees will also be able to participate in the naming of the UVU PRSSA newsletter, allowing them to already leave an institutional mark on the club. The newsletter will highlight current student success stories, and the other happenings in the local and national PR community. 

Any additional information about the Opening Social and future events can found by visiting www.uvuprssa.org, or the chapter’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

UVU PRSSA 

Gabriel Smith

Vice President, Public Relations 

801.400.3004

gabrielsmithggs@gmail.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UVU PRSSA Holds Record Setting Elections

Orem, UT – February 18, 2015 – UVU PRSSA plans for the future as it holds Executive Board Student Elections featuring a record high number of candidates Wednesday night 7 pm – 9pm, Center Stage.

All current club members will have the opportunity to vote for the future leadership of UVU PRSSA Wednesday night in a traditional ballot format. They will select from 24 candidates for the available 14 leadership positions. Specific candidate information can be found at http://www.uvuprssa.org/meet-the-candidates/

Each candidate will be given a timed opportunity to share his or her platform and qualifications for each position he or she is running for. Following the candidates allotted time club members will vote and winners will be announced.

Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwiches will be provided. Join us tonight for Executive Board elections and the future of UVU PRSSA while stakes are high.

 

UVUPRSSA http://www.uvuprssa.org/

Gabriel Smith

Vice President, Public Relations

801.400.3004

gabrielsmithggs@gmail.com  

 

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UVU PRSSA Chapter Aspires to New Heights Hosting 2015 Regional Conference

Orem, UT – February 9, 2015 – The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) selects Utah Valley University to host its 2015 Public Relations Regional Conference on Feb. 23-25, 2015. 

Regional Conference registration will run through February 16, 2015. Registration and additional information can be found at: http://www.uvuprssa.org/pr-elevated/.

Attendees will benefit from an ample and professionally proven list of speakers through keynotes, workshops and networking activities. To name a few speakers: John Seng, Spectrum's (Washington D.C.) Founder and CEO, Jill Chappell, Senior Editorial Producer for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Christina Tyler, Public Relations Manager at McDonald’s (Chicago) and Nathan Gray, Public Relations Coordinator for The Venetian (Las Vegas).    

The Conference will also give access to recreational activities in UVU’s new 170,000 sq. ft. Student Health & Wellness Building and Soldier Hollow Resort – Sledding in the “greatest snow on Earth.”

Join us at the Utah Valley University PRSSA Regional Conference 2015 – PR Elevated – Aspiring to New Heights.

 

UVUPRSSA http://www.uvuprssa.org/

Gabriel Smith

Vice President, Public Relations

801.400.3004

gabrielsmithggs@gmail.com  

 

 

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