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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA—formerly Lasting Impressions)

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s student-run public relations agency, Lasting Impressions, received big news at the end of last semester. It was officially recognized as a chapter of the national organization Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

PRSSA was founded in 1968 as an organization that would cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. Today, PRSSA has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country. PRSSA IUP is one of 24 chapters in Pennsylvania. 

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  • Stefanie Johndrow, President —
    journalism major
  • Ailey Clark, Vice President —
    journalism major
  • Marissa Dykta, Treasurer —
    journalism major
  • Catherine Putt, Historian/Social Chair —
    journalism and fashion merchandising double major
  • Casey Kelly, Secretary —
    journalism major
  • Annie Coffman, PR Chair —
    journalism major

The student society aims to foster the following:

  • Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
  • Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
  • Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
  • Appreciation of associate membership in PRSSA and eventually accredited membership

PRSSA’s Mission

  • To serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities
  • To serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.

Meetings — Fall 2015

General meetings are held biweekly at 8 p.m. in Stabley Library, room 101

  • Sept. 8
  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 6
  • Oct. 20
  • Nov. 3
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 1

Present Clients:

Sunflower Yoga Studio

Past Clients 

APSCUF Faculty Union 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters 

Business and Professional Women 

Colleges Against Cancer 

Four Footed Friends Animal Shelter 

Indiana Business Women 

Indiana Parks and Recreation 

IUP Career Development Center 

IUP Geography Department 


Service Learning 

Stapleton Library 

IUP Relay for Life 

Only Love 

United Way 


  • Journalism and Public Relations Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 404
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4411
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.