Committees

Committee Head Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are currently closed.

This year for general committee members we will have two rounds of committee member applications. This will allow members who are with us at the beginning of the year to hit the ground running and get to work helping our amazing committee heads, but also allow members who may not hear about our chapter until later in the semester to still have the opportunity to get involved. Both application processes are completely equal.

General Committee Member Applications are now open for the second round. Applications will be open January 24th through February 4th. Interviews will be held February 7th-11th and decisions will be released on February 14th.

Link found here: 2022 Spring Committee Member Application

Outreach (Fundraising & Networking)

Committee leads: Jenna Hughes & Bo Robinson

The goal of the Outreach Committee is to focus on facilitating member interaction and connecting to the Athens community. Will help organize fundraising percentage nights and find a way for PRSSA to give back to the community. Also responsible for the peer mentorship program and monitoring the GroupMe.

Event Planning

Committee lead: Hope Baxter

The Event Planning Committee will be responsible for planning and executing the bi-weekly meetings (whether in person or online), senior banquet, and collaborating with the Outreach Committee.

Member Relations

Committee lead: Mary Renfroe

The PRSSA Member Relations Committee’s main focuses are to drive engagement within the organization through incentives and creating innovative ideas to bring the chapter closer together and more welcoming. Members of this committee are responsible for highlighting individual, professional achievements of our chapter members. This committee is also responsible for tracking chapter attendance and assisting with recruitment of new members during the fall and spring semester.

Social Media

Committee lead: Morgan Jones

The Social Media Committee works alongside the Digital Media Director to produce original content and campaigns for PRSSA’s various social media outlets. They help keep the accounts an engaging and useful resource for members, alumni and industry professionals alike. The main responsibilities of this committee are to post social media content, help run the social pages, creating original content, maintaining a strong online presence and running social media campaigns.

Content

Committee lead: Sara Lawerence

The Content Committee helps generate content for our social media accounts as well as our website. This includes writing blog posts and coming up with article ideas, editing, and updating the website. Stories can include feature stories, member spotlights, industry news and any other ideas you and your committee may have.

Public Relations

Committee lead: Ansley McLendon

This committee is responsible for all things public relations. The main responsibilities will be creating graphics, fliers, press releases, monitoring our organizations media relations and working closely with the Social Media Committee to ensure a unified presentation of our organization and important events.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Committee lead: Kathryn Penn

The DEI Committee works with the president to promote diversity and inclusion. This team helps make sure we are conscious of current events affecting the PR and communication fields and creates a welcoming environment for everyone as well as helping make our chapter more inclusive. We are looking for individuals passionate about DEI.