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

  • PRSSA logoIndiana 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 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. 

    For meeting updates, or more information on IUP PRSSA follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or visit the IUP PRSSA website.


    • Lily Whorl — President
    • Nicole Danneker — Vice President
    • Kayla Williams — Secretary and Treasurer
    • Nicole Evangelist — Event Coordinator
    • Kaitlyn Ciancio — Recruitment Chair
    • Aubrey Brown — Photography Chair
    • Valerie Kerrigan — Public Relations Coordinator
    • Gina Bianucci and Kristy Shearer — Social Media Chair

    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 — Spring 2019

    General meetings are held weekly at 5:00–6:00 p.m. on the fourth floor of HSS in the Journalism and Public Relations Department Digital Media Lounge (406 HSS). Follow Twitter for updates.

    Past Clients 

    APSCUF Faculty Union 

    Artist's Hand

    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 

    Rent College Pads


    Service Learning 

    Stapleton Library 

    Sunflower Yoga Studio

    IUP Relay for Life 

    Only Love 

    United Way