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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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Message from President Bryan Blanchard

“Through my time as a member, social chair, and president of PRSSA, I have the privilege to see our organization grow and flourish. Whether we are working with clients on new campaigns or planning events for our fellow IUP students, I watch as my peers develop their professional skills and gain amazing experience in the PR field. Even with such a competitive job market, our members are gaining skills in networking and career development that put them a step above the rest. We are the next generation of public relations specialists, and through PRSSA I am confident all our members will succeed.”


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.


General meetings are held biweekly at 8 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building 

  • March 3 — HUB, Delaware Room
  • March 17 — HUB, Monongahela Room
  • March 31 — HUB, Monongahela Room
  • April 14 — HUB, Delaware Room
  • April 28 — HUB, Susquehanna Room

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
  • Davis Hall, Room 434
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4411
  • Fax: 724-357-7845
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.