Student & Professional Organizations


Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Temple University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the oldest chapter in the Philadelphia region and of more than 300 chapters across the United States dedicated to enriching future communications professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Lectures from prominent public relations professionals, technical skill-based workshops, guided tours of agencies, and networking events are among the many opportunities available to PRSSA members. At PRSSA, students turn the theories they learn in the classroom into practice with hands-on involvement by working in committees and receiving exclusive internship opportunities. PRSSA members are also the only students eligible to have the opportunity to work for PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s student-run public relations firm. PRSSA is a great way for students to learn, grow and get hands-on experience within the field. PRSSA prepares students for careers marked with opportunity and success.


2012-2013 Executive Board

President: Mackenzie Krott

Vice President: Marianna Morris

Director of Internal Affairs: Cara Graeff

Director of Public Relations: Amber Burns

Director of Alumni Relations & Historian: Brianna Rooney

Director of Fundraising: Jacquelin Grillo

Director of Development & TSG Representative: Darwin Paz

Firm Director, PRowl Public Relations: Samantha Wanner


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PRowl Public Relations

PRowl Public Relations is Temple University’s first and only student-run PR firm. We are a PRSSA nationally affiliated student-run firm.  PRowl Public Relations staff members are hired based on their enthusiasm, drive and dedication to continually expanding their knowledge and skill sets.  Our members are outstanding communication students at Temple University with varying levels of experience, ranging from freshmen to graduating seniors. At PRowl Public Relations, students are given opportunities to develop their strategic thinking and gain tactical practice. Members create and execute public relations campaigns, form valuable relationships with professionals in the Philadelphia area, apply their classroom knowledge to a real-world setting, become part of an interactive communications process and prepare for life beyond graduation.

Our mission is threefold:

1. To provide clients with comprehensive PR services and solutions.

2. To offer Temple Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) members the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain experience beyond the classroom.

3. To build credibility while forming lasting student-client relationships.

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PRowl Public Relations Officers 2012-2013

Firm Director: Samantha Wanner

Assistant Firm Director: Kaitlyn Sutton

Assistant Firm Director: Marianna Morris

Director of Finance: Cori Shearer

Director of Public Relations: Amber Burns

Temple University Black Public Relations Society (TU BPRS)

Temple University’s Black Public Relations Society is a professional student organization that aims to create, cultivate and encourage a supportive community for aspiring multicultural public relations professionals at Temple University.

As the first of two collegiate branches of the National Black Public Relations Society, and the offspring of the Philadelphia Branch, our events give a student friendly approach to different aspects of the public relations and communications field. We host a plethora of informative programs and workshops, networking events and engaging discussion panels throughout the year.

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Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society

  • Temple University – Phi Eta Chapter
  • National Communication Organization

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor
society of the National Communication Association (NCA).  As a
member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS),
LPH has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and
universities worldwide.

LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. LPH
became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA)
in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.

LPH represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric,
as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning
logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta)
defined as character credibility and ethics.

Goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to:

  1. Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic
    achievement in communication studies.
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of communication.
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among
    communication majors.
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in
    the field of communication.
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between
    faculty and students.
  6. Explore options for graduate education in communication