David Pettinger, APR
Vice President, Anthology Marketing Group
In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.
The student society aims to foster the following:
Today, PRSSA has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country.
Every year, PRSA Hawaii presents a scholarship to a college junior, senior or graduate student majoring in public relations, journalism or communications who intends to pursue a career in public relations. The scholarship is administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF). Visit the HCF website for more details on requirements and application procedures.