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SHSU’s PRSSA Chapter Hosts Second “Oh Snaps!” Fundraiser

November 10, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (Nov. 10, 2014) – The Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter, in conjunction with Logan Hickle Photography, hosted its second “Oh Snaps!” fundraiser Oct. 27–29 on the SHSU campus.

For $10, students, faculty and staff, as well as the Huntsville community, could receive three professional headshots — taken by photographer and active PRSSA member Logan Hickle — to use for auditions, applications, resumes, portfolios, business cards, social media and other personal uses.

"Headshots are beneficial because they're the first thing potential employers see when they check your online presence, portfolio or business card,” project coordinator Holland Behn said. "Our event is ideal for those who don't want to spend a lot of time or money on professional portraits because it's quick, convenient and inexpensive.”

Hickle said his favorite part of the event was interacting with the clients, which he does often through operating his own photography business.

“It’s all about making the subjects comfortable and that’s what I strive to accomplish every time I take a photo,” Hickle said.

“Oh Snaps!” was featured in the PRSSA 2014 FUNdraising Playbook and the Huntsville Item’s Best Bets, a section of upcoming community events in the Huntsville community. The “Oh Snaps!” committee also promoted the fundraiser through radio PSAs, an e-newsletter submission, a press release, a promo table, a social media event page, class announcements, flyers and more.

“I hope [this event] is something that keeps repeating and grows to be viewed as a staple here at SHSU,” Hickle said.

Within two semesters, “Oh Snaps!” has earned SHSU’s PRSSA Chapter nearly $700. The money has helped members pay for agency tours, conferences, seminars and luncheons. The fundraiser will be held again in the 2015 spring semester.



Cody Lewis