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USM PRSSA Highlights Opportunities to Get Involved

March 2, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 2, 2016) — The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) joined the university’s student activities council to recruit new members at the “Involve Me Fair” on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Karie Mooney, Chapter secretary, explained the importance of the Chapter’s participation.

“The importance of being involved in the fair is building relationships with students who are interested in PRSSA and communicating the opportunities they can have outside the classroom,” said Mooney. “It is an opportunity to create awareness for the USM student body to know that we not only have an active PRSSA Chapter, but also that they can be a part of it.”

PRSSA was among several student organizations and the PRSSA members enjoyed engaging with students interested in connecting with campus leaders and pursuing their interests.

“It was great seeing how interested all the students were to get to know about PRSSA and all the participating organizations,” said D’Anthony Jackson, member and graduate assistant.

The Southern Miss[ississippi] Activities Council organizes the fair each semester to make students aware of the organizations and activities offered by the university and provide opportunities for involvement.

Photo Cutline: Karie Mooney, secretary, and D’Anthony Jackson, member and graduate assistant, prepare to engage with potential USM PRSSA members.



The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was founded Oct. 30, 1980. The School of Mass Communication and Journalism, our parent organization and local practitioners offer members professional development and networking opportunities. The resources help students enhance their education and broaden their network to launch their careers. Membership is open to students of all classes and majors.


Kathryn Duke, USM PRSSA Vice President of Public Relations

Email: Kathryn.duke@eagles.usm.edu