The Belmont University Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and its members received eight national awards at the society’s 2021 International Conference.
Belmont PRSSA received the national Dr. F. H. Teahan Outstanding University Service Award, recognizing its members’ service including work in Bruin Recruiters, Belmont Ambassadors, Towering Traditions leaders, the Belmont-hosted Presidential Debate, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society and BOLD.
Senior Abigail Roering was one of only two students in the nation to receive a 2021 PRSSA National President’s Citation in recognition of her leadership in Tower Creative Communications (Belmont’s student-run firm), including WELL-Core programming and partnership with faculty and students at Tennessee State University.
One Belmont senior and four recent graduates received the PRSSA National Gold Key Award, recognizing chapter leadership, high academic performance, internship excellence and professional promise. Honored were Olivia Blumb, who graduates in December, and recent graduates Katie McAdams, Emily Stembridge, Aliah Tayyun and Lucy Walsh.
Belmont PRSSA also received a 2021 STAR Chapter Award for meeting 11 criteria of excellence including ethics advocacy, community service and professional engagement by its members. Belmont PRSSA is one of only two chapters to receive this honor each year since the award was established in 2009.
PRSSA is a pre-professional society sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America. Belmont PRSSA was chartered in 2005.