meI hope each one of you had an amazing summer! Although it’s always sad to see good things come to an end, this new school year will be packed with new ideas,changes, and best of all, faces.

I am excited to announce some new changes to PRSSA and the Ogden Peak Communications firm beginning this fall semester. In the past, these twin organizations have focused strictly on providing students with real life public relations experiences through work with clients in the Ogden community. While this direction has been quite beneficial, the organizations are now in a position to expand their activities and grow in scope.

As such, the organizations’ missions will also focus on the personal growth of our students, and preparing them in the best way possible for the professional world. We will accomplish this by including activities, materials and speakers that provide strategic guidance in resume building, social media skills, writing techniques, and other PR-related topics. We want our students to graduate from Weber State feeling confident and prepared for the job field. Our new changes will assist in this goal.

Camille Twitchell, senior, will be assuming dual roles as PRSSA Chapter Vice President, and Ogden Peak Firm Account Executive for the Communication department’s Associates Degree team. Chelbie Hunger, senior, will be taking on the role of firm Account Executive for the Communication’s department’s Comm Fest event that will be held April 2015.

Additionally, two new positions have been created to assist in the management of the organization’s public presence. Laycee Moss will serve as Social Media Editor and Christa Lindley will assume duties as Publications Editor. These editors will work to build more local and regional awareness of Weber State’s PRSSA and Ogden Peak Communications. Additionally, they will provide another editorial layer to improve the quality of our written communication skills.

This is my fourth semester in PRSSA and my first as the Chapter President. Over the last two years I have worked with clients like the Ogden Sweet Spot Bakery and Weber Pathways. I have learned so much from the other amazing Chapter Presidents before me and I plan to use their example and guidance to steer PRSSA & Ogden Peak Communications to the top!

I am so excited to get things rolling this semester. Let us continue to brand ourselves as the top PRSSA chapter in the state of Utah!

Shaquille Heath

Chapter President

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