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Local Impact: WVU PRSSA Recognized for Community Service

July 9, 2013

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — The West Virginia University (WVU) PRSSA was honored at the West Virginia PRSA Chapter Crystal Awards Gala with the Outstanding PRSSA Chapter award. WVU PRSSA Chapter president, Brittany Laveski, and Faculty Adviser, Rita Colistra, accepted the award.
“I think a huge reason we won this award is because of our continuous involvement in community service around Morgantown,” says Laveski. “Our Chapter has place major emphasis on being professionally beneficial for members while benefitting the community organizations that surround us.”
WVU PRSSA dedicates an emphasis to their community service initiatives through the Community Service Chair position on their Executive Board. The Chapter’s community service committee participated in the United Way's Day of Caring in the fall of 2012 by setting up a “Healthy Habits Hotspot” on campus — where they distributed healthy habit information to students and even allowed spectators to challenge the Mountaineer mascot in a push-up competition.
The Chapter’s most successful community service event for the 2012-2013 year was a fashion show to benefit the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club (MBGC) — a local non-profit that provides a safe location for children to learn and grow. In addition to bringing in a local sponsor, the Chapter also secured Miss West Virginia as a participating model in the show. Their initial goal was to raise $500; the Chapter surpassed this goal by raising a total of $1,221.68 for the MBGC.
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Contact:
Becca Mullin
rmullin2@mix.wvu.edu

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — The West Virginia University (WVU) PRSSA was honored at the West Virginia PRSA Chapter Crystal Awards Gala with the Outstanding PRSSA Chapter award. WVU PRSSA Chapter president, Brittany Lavenski, and Faculty Adviser, Rita Colistra, accepted the award.

“I think a huge reason we won this award is because of our continuous involvement in community service around Morgantown,” says Lavenski. “Our Chapter has place major emphasis on being professionally beneficial for members while benefitting the community organizations that surround us.”

WVU PRSSA dedicates an emphasis to their community service initiatives through the Community Service Chair position on their Executive Board. The Chapter’s community service committee participated in the United Way's Day of Caring in the fall of 2012 by setting up a “Healthy Habits Hotspot” on campus — where they distributed healthy habit information to students and even allowed spectators to challenge the Mountaineer mascot in a push-up competition.

The Chapter’s most successful community service event for the 2012-2013 year was a fashion show to benefit the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club (MBGC) — a local non-profit that provides a safe location for children to learn and grow. In addition to bringing in a local sponsor, the Chapter also secured Miss West Virginia as a participating model in the show. Their initial goal was to raise $500; the Chapter surpassed this goal by raising a total of $1,221.68 for the MBGC.

 

Faculty Advisor Rita Colistra and Chapter president Brittany Laveski accepting the award.

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Contact:

Becca Mullin

rmullin2@mix.wvu.edu