Public Relations Student to Serve on National Committee

Jessica Airey elected 2013-2014 National Vice President of Advocacy for Public Relations Student Society of America

Apr. 22, 2013 By Staff

Journalism major Jessica Airey recently made Biola University history by becoming the first Biola student elected to serve on the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) National Committee. A pre-professional society of more than 11,000 members with 300 chapters nationwide and in Argentina, the PRSSA will welcome Airey as the 2013-2014 national vice president of advocacy.

“I'm excited to serve with the PRSSA National Committee in this position because of the opportunity to act as a voice on education, diversity, globalization and ethical issues facing the public relations industry,” Airey said. “Our members are preparing to be the future leaders in this profession and I believe each and every one of them will have to face tough decisions and challenges along the way. I want to equip them to act ethically and model honesty, integrity, respect and fairness by advocating for the importance of these values in the professional world.”

One of only nine students elected to this committee from around the nation, Airey credits her education at Biola as preparing her for this opportunity.

“Without the growth, counsel and preparation I have experienced at Biola, the chance to serve in this capacity would never have been possible,” she said.

Airey is currently serving as the 2012-2013 president of the Biola PRSSA chapter, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

“From reaching our goal of 50 members to engaging the PR communities in Los Angeles and Orange County more, this has been an incredible year for the chapter," said Carolyn Kim, the Biola chapter faculty adviser. "I’m especially proud to see Jessica leading the way in national leadership and service to the profession through this new role. In the 10 years that Biola PRSSA has been around, this is certainly a year that stands apart!” 

PRSSA is an organization that helps prepare students in the public relations and communications profession through advocating high academic standards for students, instilling high ethical principles and promoting diversity in the profession while providing a network of PR students.

For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Specialist, at 562.777.4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

 

Comments

  • Jason Leith Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    CONGRATS JESSICA! So cool!

  • Pat Rueter also: Miss Pat May. 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Jessica!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to go girl-friend a grown up young lady God has surely guided and directed you young lady we are so very proud of you. God Bless and keep you Jess and hello to the rest of the family and I will say WHAT a family.

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