King sees future in non-profit PR

Josie King

Josie King is currently the Director of Digital Media for Southern Illinois University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). As the Director of Digital Media, Josie works on the club’s Instagram account. She says that at first, she struggled with the designs for posts, trying to find a balance …

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D’Haeze primed to revolutionize international PR

Mary D’Haeze (left) and friends.

Making a difference isn’t just a dream, but a reality for Mary D’Haeze. Within Southern Illinois University of Carbondale’s PRSSA chapter, Mary has faithfully served on the e-board within the secretary position. Her duties as secretary include taking attendance in meetings, recording detailed and organized notes during discussions, and helping …

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Gregory makes a mark as PRSSA President

Kendra Gregory with her mom, sister, and (we promise) an actual pink elephant.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a student run foundation here at SIU for students to immerse themselves into their career path. This club opens opportunities for students to outreach, connect, practice, and learn about where they will go with their professions in life. This year in PRSSA …

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Davis takes innovative approach to social media

Liz Davis (right) with Kendra Gregory.

PRSSA is a student run club located at Southern Illinois University. There are several e-board members that uphold a position to efficiently run the club. The Director of PRSSA, Liz Davis, upholds a role of overseeing the social media. Liz immerses herself into PRSSA by trying to find fun ways …

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From DJ to Peace Corps: Engstrom’s origin story

Dr. Craig Engstrom with alum Maggie Burke meeting up at RAGBRAI 2021.

Many SIU students know of Dr. Engstrom as the face of the online CMST 101 or 280 courses, he produced, or as the Undergraduate Director of Communication Studies. However, many do not know Dr. Engstrom’s story or how he came to be the professional we know today. Before he was …

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Thornton brings soul of a writer to secretary position

Maris Thornton

Maris Thornton is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and is specializing in Public Relations and is so happy for their position as secretary of PRSSA. They join the society to get a better understanding of the kind of work they could be doing in the PR field. Also joining …

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Lukrofka has a passion for the outdoors

Tyson Lukrofka

This year’s new PRSSA Secretary, Tyson Lukrofka, is very excited to be a part of this SIU organization. Tyson took the time to share his goals and the expectations that he hopes to meet being a part of PRSSA. Tyson is majoring in Communication Studies, specializing in Public Relations, and …

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Walton balances ROTC responsibilities with sci-fi fandom

Carter Walton (center) with his family.

Carter Walton’s story is the classic tale of discovering the School of Communication Studies after starting his academic career at SIU. He began as a philosophy major looking for something different. He is the current Programming Director for PRSSA. Carter is a junior studying Communications with a specialization in Public …

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Ege dancing towards a career in travel

Ashlyn Ege

Twenty-year old Ashlyn Ege is majoring in Communication Studies and is specializing in Public Relations, and she’s thrilled for her new position as PR Director of PRSSA. Ashlyn loves this Society because of the relationships she has made, but also the opportunities that it has given her. In her position, …

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