February Member of the Month - Mia Nardone AJF PRSSA would love to congratulate Mia Nardone for being our February Member of the Month. Mia is a Senior Double Major in Public Relations & Advertising. Mia joined PRSSA to gain professional development skills and to make connections with fellow classmates, professors, and professionals. When Mia attended Camden County College one of her professors talked highly of PRSSA and strongly recommended joining the organization. Mia took the advice and jumped aboard when she transferred. “PRSSA has provided me with more insight about the professional world.” said Mia. One PRSSA meeting that stood out to Mia was when representatives of Rowan University’s PR Departement. They spoke about different events that they run as well as how the handle different crises. In the future, Mia plans on attending grad school for the Higher Education Administrative track. Mia loves that she can take the skills she obtained from PRSSA and use them in any career.
October/November Member of the Month - Tyra Robinson
Congratulations to our member of the month, Tyra Robinson! Tyra is a Junior Advertising and Public Relations major. She Joined PRSSA because she wanted to become more involved in her major and expose herself to all of the networking possibilities that PRSSA offers. She also felt like this would be a good way to grow professionally and personally. The executive board chose Tyra to be the member of the month because she has been actively participating since the first general PRSSA meeting. She has asked many questions regarding professional growth in PRSSA and has signed up for committees that she was interested in, and overall has a very positive attitude regarding the Association. Post graduation, Tyra wants to jump right into her master’s while also attaining a full time career at a leading advertisingcompany or agency in N.Y. or P.A.
April/May Member of the Month Congratulations to our member of the month, Melissa Livingstone! Melissa transferred to Rowan for public relations in the Fall of 2016, where – by her second semester – she found her place in PRSSA. This Spring, Melissa served as a valuable Spring Gala event team member on the PRSSA’s Special Events Committee. She aided the team in planning, organizing and executing PRSSA’s 40-year celebration. Melissa cherishes the relationships she’s built in PRSSA so far. “It’s nice to have a support system. All of our journeys are so different, but we’re learning so much from each other.” To come to Rowan, the lifelong cheerleader relinquished an opportunity to coach her high school’s cheerleading squad to fully commit time and effort to her education. Melissa hopes to continue expanding her networking next year in PRSSA, and will pursue a career in non-profit PR.
March Member of the Month The AJF-PRSSA Chapter congratulates Nicole Traeger as the March Member of the Month! Nicole is a sophomore public relations major with a minor in business administration. She states that as soon as she walked into her first meeting, she knew she joined the right club. “My favorite part about PRSSA is how welcoming everyone was when I joined this semester. I was always so nervous to come out, but the first day I showed up everyone was so excited to see me. I was upset I had not joined the previous semester. Everyone is so determined and passionate about PRSSA!” Throughout the semester, Nicole has regularly attended general meetings and shown her passion for public relations and the Society by getting more involved in committees and events. In her spare time, Nicole hangs out with her sisters in Alpha Sigma Alpha and plans her next Disney vacation - she’s been to Walt Disney World 18 times! We thank her for all her hard work within the Chapter and look forward to her continued success as a member.
February Member of the Month The AJF-PRSSA chapter congratulates Jennifer Bell as the February Member of the Month! A junior PR major, Jen began her PRSSA story in the 2016 fall semester by immediately joining the organization after her orientation. She then joined multiple committees and attended her first National Conference in Indianapolis. Her network experience with peers from across the country and attendance of workshop sessions solidified her PR path. Along with her professional and dedicated commitment to National Conference, her commitment to tasks within her account manager position on the “For Dignity” PRaction account, continue to highlight her strong work ethic. During her time at Atlantic Cape Community College in the communications program, Jen fell in love with PR and developed a vested interest in digital marketing. Particularly interested in content creation, Jen has an attraction to the fast paced social media industry for its adaptability and versatility. She loves everything related to social media and hopes to work in a digital media agency in either New York or Philadelphia, upon graduating in 2018. Forever an adventure enthusiast, Jen loves taking road trips. In fact, she often takes trips across the country to visit family in Oklahoma. Jen also enjoys slapstick comedy and even got to see the full cast of Monty Python live. PRSSA congratulates Jennifer on her involvement with the organization. We look forward to seeing how her amazing contributions will continue to support our chapter!
December Member of the Month AJF-PRSSA congratulates Jess Andrews as the November/December Member of the Month. A junior at Rowan, Jess studies public relations with a minor in journalism. In October, Jess traveled with our Chapter to PRSSA National Conference in Indianapolis. She landed there, bright-eyed and eager to learn, network and grow. During conference, Jess showed great leadership and commitment to the field by networking and with each PRSA professional practitioner she could. When asked about her favorite part of conference Jess stated,“Conference was an amazing experience. I’m definitely happy I went and had such a great time meeting new people and growing my professional network.” As a dedicated student, Jess also holds many positions within other organizations on campus. For her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Jess serves as the Standards Chair, where she enforces her sorority’s national policies. She also works on campus as a Rowan Admissions Ambassador, providing campus tours for prospective students. She also serves Rowan as a CSA, or community safety assistant, where she enforces the campus safety policies. Jess takes great initiative within our Chapter as an active contributor to both the Special Events and Communication committees.The adventure continues for Jess graduating from Rowan in spring 2018 and continuing on to pursuing an entertainment public relations career. In the future, Jess dreams of working for the Elvis Duran in the Morning show in New York. Jess hopes to eventually reside in Los Angeles. There, she would continue her work in entertainment PR and pursue her hobbies of theatre, song, and dance. We would like to thank Jess for her involvement in National Conference and her contributions to our Chapter. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!
October Member of the Month AJF-PRSSA congratulatesRachel Walsh as its October Member of the Month. To add to her honors, PRSSA would like to congratulate Rachel on her new position on the executive board as Fundraising Chair. In her new position, Rachel will coordinate money-generating opportunities for the chapter to donate to specific organizations. Rachel enters her senior year as a public relations major with a minor in advertising. After showing great interest in the organization from volunteer work to attending this year’s National Conference, Rachel demonstrated to PRSSA that her enthusiasm is infectious, and that her dreams of making strides in PRSSA are genuine. After her mother completed a degree at Rowan in 2006, Rachel knew the land of the Profs would suit her perfectly. While at Rowan, Rachel seeks to immerse herself in the college culture and get involved with PRSSA as much as possible. With a father from Dublin, Ireland, Rachel not only values the hard work ethic he instilled, but she also takes pride in her Irish heritage and dual citizenship. Rachel loves Ireland so much that she and her family plan a trip there every year. Upon receiving her PR degree, Rachel seeks to purse a career in the sports field while also doing some advertising on the side. She sees herself PRogressing in every aspect of the business from media planning to copy-writing. To top it all off, Rachel hopes to have a family, complete with a French bulldog puppy. When not working hard at school and for PRSSA, Rachel loves to read approximately three books per week and train for the 5k race she participates in with her parents. PRSSA again congratulatesRachel on her hard work and involvement with the chapter!
September Member of the Month
PRSSA’s AJF chapter congratulates Andrew Pasquale Bove as the September Member of the Month. Andrew, a Senior Public Relations Major, accepted the treasurer position and continues to help make the chapter the best it can be. Throughout the summer Andrew dedicated his time towards fulfilling club accomplishments. He completed dividing up the2016-2017 budget that allocated over $18,500 amongst the various executive board committees. He also works with other executive board members in coordinating the logistics for the PRSSA National Conference in Indianapolis.Andrew works on a team of executive board members to present a chapter development session during National Conference. Thankfully, with all his time spent on PRSSA this summer, Andrew had time to also enjoy the season with family and friends. Academically, Andrew also found the time to successfully complete multiple summer courses.With minors in both advertising and history,Andrew strives for achievement in all that he does at Rowan. The adventure continues withAndrew’s future hopes to work in professional sports or entertainment. He plans to work either on a professional sports organization’s PR staff, or work in sports media.In the future, Andrew dreams to open his own PR consulting agency with a focus of expertise on professional sports PR. Again, PRSSA congratulates Andrew Bove on his success and the extraordinary work completed for the chapter!