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PRSA Richmond Announces VSU’s New PRSSA Chapter

Published date: July 25, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (July 25, 2016) – PRSA Richmond announced today that Virginia State University (VSU) is the newest Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) in the Richmond region. VSU is the third PRSSA chapter in this area, joining Virginia Commonwealth University and Longwood University. Professor Henry Moore serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor and Jay Ell Alexander, PRSA member serves as the professional advisor.

“VSU is very excited about the recognition of the PRSSA Chapter from PRSA Richmond and here on campus,” comments Moore. “PRSSA provides the necessary tools for our students to be successful during their college career and after graduation.”

PRSSA is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. PRSSA provides many opportunities to student members, including awards, internships, scholarships, leadership training and conference support.

VSU PRSSA president Jordan Mason says that “having a PRSSA chapter at Virginia State University opens many doors for the public relations students here. We now have access to all the tools that will help us jump start our careers as PR professionals.”

PRSA Richmond acts as a liaison to PRSSA chapters at universities across Central Virginia. PRSSA hosts an annual student mentoring week, visit colleges and other venues to speak about careers in public relations. PRSA Richmond will be sponsoring one PRSSA student to attend the 2016 PRSA International Conference in October in Indianapolis.

About PRSA Richmond

PRSA Richmond is a professional association serving Central Virginia public relations practitioners. The chapter and the national organization, PRSA, share the vision of bringing professionals together to enhance the practice, to provide an exchange of experiences and ideals and to promote professional development. For more information, visit


Jay Ell Alexander, Media Relations Chair
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