Published on August 18, 2021 by Sean Flynt
Samford University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has earned the national organization’s Star Chapter Award for a seventh consecutive year.
PRSSA notified Communication and Media professor and chapter advisor Betsy Emmons of the honor in July. To earn the honor, the chapter demonstrated multiple activities related to advancement of the profession of public relations. The group’s 2020 activities included a national remote learning program and a PR awareness campaign for local high schools. The chapter earned monthly PRSSA Pacesetter Awards for both projects.
The public relations concentration in Samford’s journalism and mass communication major offers highly active, professionally advised and nationally accredited preparation for internships, graduate study and careers in the field.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.