Chapter Legacy Continues at PRSSA National Conference

Orem, UT - October 14, 2017 - UVU PRSSA Chapter President Wade Draper was awarded the National President’s Citation by the Public Relations Student Society of America at the PRSSA National Conference on Monday October 9, 2017 in Boston, Mass at the Boston Park Plaza.

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This citation is awarded to PRSSA students who have demonstrated outstanding work in contributing to the society and the field of Public Relations. In order to receive this award, the president must possess impressive leadership and professional skills, have a strong understanding of PRSSA and be an active member in both their chapter and on the national level.

“I am honored to have been chosen for it,” President Draper said when asked about his reaction to receiving the award.

In describing the application process, Draper said, “I was required to write an essay to demonstrate how I have made a lasting mark on PRSSA at the Chapter and National Level. One thing that stood out to me when applying was how incredibly remarkable our chapter is.”

Wade Draper is a senior at Utah Valley University and has been active in the Public Relations field for the past couple of years. In the 2016-2017 school year he served as VP of Advocacy on the UVU PRSSA Executive Board. In May of 2017, he was elected as President of the UVU chapter. As president, his responsibilities include directing the chapter’s operations, establishing goals of the chapter, delegating responsibilities with the VP’s, motivating members of PRSSA and much more. He has continued to be an asset to the society and will prove to be the same in the professional field following his graduation.


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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.


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Allison Hurd

UVU PRSSA Editorial Committee