By: Ryan Smith (@rynosmoove)
Early in October, seven members of the Dr. Julie Henderson UW Oshkosh Chapter of PRSSA attended the PRSSA National Conference in Washington. The conference provided an opportunity to hear from some of the leaders in the public relations profession as well as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with aspiring PR professionals from across the country. At the PRSA conference, held simultaneously with PRSSA, Dr. Henderson was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award.
UW Oshkosh students attending the event included Isaac Haight, Lauree Frechette, Brennan Keglar, Ryan Smith, Sam Broughton, Megan Klamrowski and Alexandra Husting. An early morning flight on Friday allowed for an extended tour of the U. S. Capitol building and sightseeing before attending the opening night social.
After a weekend of sight-seeing and plenty of exciting learning opportunities, the UW Oshkosh chapter attended the PRSA conference for a networking luncheon where Dr. Henderson received her award. Chuck Todd from NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the luncheon’s keynote speaker, talking about the political landscape in America as this year’s midterm elections and the presidential election in 2016 approach.
At the White House Corresponding Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Monday night, the UW Oshkosh PRSSA chapter claimed second place for its entry in the National Organ Donor Awareness Campaign, tying with the University of Nebraska-Omaha and finishing behind only Louisiana State University. The chapter also received PRSSA Star Chapter, a prestigious award that 30 out of approximately 400 PRSSA chapters earned. Hilary Stoeberl, the immediate past president of the UW Oshkosh chapter, won the Golden Key award for her outstanding leadership and Lauree Frechette was recognized with the National President’s Citation award.
To learn more about the Dr. Julie Henderson UW Oshkosh PRSSA Chapter, come and check us out at our next meeting. Information is available at the website by clicking here.