Thursday , July 29 2021


Schneider finds where she belongs in public relations

Grace Schneider

Grace Schneider, SIUC Junior, Communication Studies Major and PRSSA Secretary extraordinaire graciously agreed to answer a few questions and provide some insight into her role in PRSSA. Grace began PRSSA for credit last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Over winter break, she would accept an invitation to join the E-Board …

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Allen putting her best foot forward

Jami Allen

Jami Allen is consistently putting her best foot forward and working exceptionally hard in school and PRSSA. And we are so excited to share that she is our new, Outreach Coordinator for PRSSA! Jami is a current junior majoring in Communications with a specialization in Public Relations. After graduation, Jami …

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Scarlett Rodriguez showcases diverse interests

Scarlett Rodriguez

PRSSA is so lucky this year to have Scarlett Rodriguez as our Graduate Assistant! She majored in Corporate Social Communications from PUCMM in the Dominican Republic. Now, she is currently enrolled at SIU to get her master’s degree in Intercultural Communication. But what will she do after graduation? Well, she …

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Haley’s magic kingdom of communication

Haley Spiewak and a very large mouse friend.

Haley Spiewak is a natural born leader that consistently strives to better herself and the ones around her. The PRSSA PR Director not only has experience in leadership but she also has some natural talents that make her a phenomenal director in PRSSA. Haley is from Sycamore, Illinois where she …

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Dr. Nilianjana Bardhan: from India to Southern Illinois

Nil with her dog Billie

Dr. Nilianjana “Nil” Bardhan is a professor of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University, where she has been teaching for the past 22 years. She graduated from Lady Shriram College for Women at Delhi University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and philosophy. She decided to continue her education …

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Alum Savannah Coady says RSOs paved way for career

Savannah Coady recruiting PRSSA members.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has hundreds of graduates each year, this past May 2020, Savannah Coady graduated with her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in journalism. Since Savannah was the president of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) before she graduated, I was excited to catch …

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Alum Haven Thompson talks living in the real world

Haven Thompson and Michael Clarke sell donuts for PRSSA.

Transitioning from college to the “real world” can be quite scary especially in the times of the virus, Covid-19. With such uncertainty during these times, I decided to reach out to an old member of PRSSA, Haven Thompson, to get an idea of what the real world looks like during …

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