The University of Lynchburg chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has won yet another grant to support activities that help students prepare for professional communications careers.
LC PRSSA President Tyler Philips ’16 and faculty adviser Dr. Jeremy Langett traveled to the Roanoke Higher Education Center to receive a $300.00 grant from the Public Relations Society of America-Blue Ridge Chapter during LC’s recent fall break.
The grants were awarded to PRSSA chapters who submitted letters to the Blue Ridge chapter describing plans for activities that promote effective and ethical public relations.
“Writing the letter and obtaining the grant award is always an early goal of our chapter,” said Phillips. “We’re fortunate to have the support of a professional organization that encourages strategic communication students to put classroom ideas into practice.”
PRSA-Blue Ridge President Chuck Lionberger issued the grants during the group’s October professional luncheon.
LC PRSSA executive officers Mariah Burgess ’16, Mike Lewis ’16, Chibuzor Ogbonna ’18, and Dalton Gormus ’17 plan to use the grant money to support awareness-raising campaigns for on-campus organizations as well as host the third-annual “Dress for Success” Fashion Show Feb. 22 in the Memorial Ballroom at 7:00 p.m.
This is the fifth chapter grant awarded to LC PRSSA in the past five years.