Gayle Pohl, UNI associate professor of communication studies and adviser, PRSSA (319) 273-6308
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received the 'Outstanding PRSSA Chapter of the Year Award' at the recent national PRSSA conference in San Francisco.
The award winner is chosen from more than 200 PRSSA chapters throughout the country. UNI PRSSA and its chapter adviser, Gayle Pohl, associate professor of communication studies, also won the prestigious award in 1998.
In addition to the chapter award, Jackie Wilson, a senior public relations major from Waterloo, was presented with the first Lawrence Foster Scholarship. Wilson is a member of PRSSA and an officer in PRide.
The UNI PRSSA has an active student-run public relations firm, PRide (Public Relations Internships Develop Expertise), that participates in campus and community events, and gives students a wide variety of professional experiences.