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UVU PRSSA Named Outstanding Chapter of the Year

December 8, 2016

OREM, Utah (Dec. 8, 2016) — The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) awarded the Utah Valley University Chapter with the Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Chapter, an honor presented annually to only one of over 300 PRSSA Chapters. The Teahan Chapter Award was presented at the PRSSA National Conference in Indianapolis on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

“I am beyond honored to be involved in an organization so deserving of this award,” said Utah Valley University’s Chapter President, Brittnee Bromley-Neurhing. “Last year's board, along with this year's executive board members, are some of the most inspiring, dedicated and knowledgeable individuals I have ever known. I'm grateful to associate myself with them through PRSSA and look forward to another successful year.”

The Teahan Chapter Awards recognize PRSSA Chapters for the accomplishments in 12  categories: Chapter development, diversity, Student-run Firm, newsletter, website, Regional Conference, community service, university service, PRSA/PRSSA relationship, Faculty Adviser and Professional Adviser. To receive thet Outstanding Chapter recognition, Utah Valley University displayed:

-       Continued effort of new ideas throughout the academic year

-       Successful fundraisers with the school and community

-       Alumni contact

-       PRSA Associate Membership promotions

-       A well-established Student-run Firm

-       Strong and active leadership on a national level

“It was such an incredible experience to win the Outstanding Chapter Award at the PRSSA National Conference this year,” said Taylor Lundell, vice president of public relations, UVU PRSSA. “It gives this year’s executive board the motivation and confidence in keeping the Utah Valley legacy in PRSSA. We want to make this a precedent for years to come, just like last year’s board did.”

This year’s Outstanding Chapter Award marks UVU PRSSA’s fifth Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Award since it’s official charter in 2009. UVU’s Chapter has been awarded the Faculty Adviser of the Year in 2012, Outstanding Chapter in 2013, Chapter Website of the Year and University Service Award in 2014. The Teahan Chapter Awards celebrate Dr. F.H. Chris Teahan, a founder of PRSSA in 1968, for outstanding performance attributed to the Society.

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UVU’s PRSSA Chapter was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their Chapter has more than 140 active students and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, the Chapter received the TeahanOutstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s PRSSA Chapter is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.


Taylor Lundell

Vice President of Public Relations | UVU PRSSA