In 1983, a few students at Wayne State decided it would be beneficial to communication majors to have an opportunity to join an organization. Through hard work and the support of Professor James Measell, they raised enough support to gain recognition as a national chapter. Since then, the WSU chapter has flourished to become a strong part of the east-central district and the nation.
In 2005 the WSU chapter was named the “James S. Measell Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.” This name is a tribute to Measell, a former WSU professor of communication and current associate historian of the Fenton Art Glass Company.
Membership in Wayne State’s PRSSA chapter offers many opportunities and benefits. Some of these opportunities include luncheons with the Detroit Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and attending workshops and district or national conferences. Members participate in national PRSSA competitions and are eligible for scholarships. The WSU chapter also has its own newsletter, Salute, which members produce.
All Wayne State students are welcome to join and benefit from all that PRSSA offers. Communication majors in the areas of public relations, journalism and media arts and studies are particularly encouraged to join.
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