The Influence of Betsy Plank and Women in the PRSA Hoosier Chapter

Call me a typical PR pro, but I love social media. I start my day by scrolling through Twitter to catch up on my daily news and events. On April 6, I saw many of our Hoosier affiliated PRSSA chapters and students using the hashtag #BetsyPlank to celebrate Betsy Plank Day. I was familiar with […]

The Spring APR Prep Course Has Begun

On Thursday evening, April 13, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter Accreditation co-chairs held the APR prep course spring session. Appropriate timing as April has been deemed by PRSA as APR Month. They were joined by several new APR candidates eager to learn more about the process of earning the Accreditation in Public Relations. Each of these candidates took […]

April Is APR Month

April is APR Month — but APR Month has nothing to do with Annual Percentage Rates. A second, less recognized, definition for APR is Accreditation in Public Relations. In the world of communication professionals, Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is a credential earned by public relations practitioners who commit to the profession through ethical practices […]

Get ready for the Pinnacles!

On April 12, the Hoosier Chapter will celebrate the Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacles committee is excited to host this year’s ceremony at Indy’s newest event venue, The Neidhammer. With it comes a brand new experience for members, where networking and conversing take center stage. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a special cocktail hour […]

Remembering Ann

We lost another great friend of Indiana public relations, a great public relations professional and mentor to many with the death of Ann Rein, APR, this week. I first met Ann when I was hired by BDP Co./Carrier Corp./United technologies in the late 1970s. It was my first corporate position and Ann was my account […]

Member Q&A with Devra Garcia

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter is conducting member profiles throughout the year to facilitate connections within the Chapter. We are pleased to introduce Devra Garcia. Name: Devra Garcia Position: Communications Specialist Employer: Northeastern REMC College Attended: Taylor University Q: What are your hobbies outside of work? I enjoy sewing, seed bead stitching and playing violin. Also, horseback […]

Why I Volunteer…

My passion for helping students dates back to my time spent as a Residential Advisor (RA) while attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. I absolutely loved helping students transition from high school to college. As an added bonus, I enjoyed having air conditioning that was available only to RA’s in a non-air conditioned dorm. And, yes […]

The Plan of Attack for the Hoosier Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee

It has become more evident in today’s political and social climate that diversity and inclusion are more important than ever. No matter where you turn, social media feeds, TV or just every day conversation with friends, there seems to be a discussion on the lack of compassion and empathy for diversity and inclusion. As they […]

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Did you know that the PRSA Hoosier Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the United States? We are nearly 400 members strong, representing associations, agencies, corporations, universities, nonprofits, governments and more across the state. We are a connected group. And those connections bring opportunity for us as a chapter. The Sponsorships Committee needs […]

2017 President’s Day

I never paid much attention to President’s Day. I noted retailers had sales and that some people had the day off (I never did), but it wasn’t a day that had much significance on my personal calendar. This year is different. This year, I helped with the effort to recognize the Chapter’s past presidents, something […]