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SMALL CHAPTER, BIG HEART: ECD JUNE CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT TRAVELS TO LAKE ERIE TO HONOR PRSA NORTHWESTERN PA

PRSA Northwestern Pennsylvania provides a wonderful example of how chapters large and small share the same goals of advancing the profession and providing benefit for their members. Northwestern PA states the case that no matter the membership,…

BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN! ECD MAY CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT CATCHES BLUEGRASS CHAPTER ON THE GALLOP

It is with delight that we venture out of the Midwest in the month of May and head south to Louisville, Kentucky to shine the ECD Chapter Spotlight on the PRSA Bluegrass Chapter! Our thanks go to Bluegrass Chapter President Alexa Bacon…

BUTLER UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS: A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE FROM KYLE JOHANNSEN

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PRSA East Central District is proud to have Butler University as our educational sponsor of this year’s Leadership Development programs. It was fall 2020, in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic, when Kyle Johannsen’s work travel…

THE SECRET SAUCE: ECD APRIL CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT AIMS HIGH BEAMS ON PRSA DETROIT

The ECD April 2021 Chapter Spotlight clicks on the high beams and shines brightly on the Motor City and the PRSA Detroit Chapter.  Our thanks go to Sharon Tatom Garcia, APR and Detroit Chapter President for offering Spotlight information…

Inaugural Leadership Forum Focuses on APR

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Photo: Jennifer Kramer, APR, director, ECD Board; John Palmer, APR, chair, ECD Board; Kaylin Staten, APR, secretary, ECD Board; Mark Rademacher, Associate Professor, Strategic Communication, chair, College of Communication, Butler University…

PROOF IN PERFORMANCE: ECD MARCH CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON WEST MICHIGAN PRSA

The ECD March 2021 Chapter Spotlight shines on the West Michigan PRSA Chapter.  We’re grateful to Kim Skeltis, APR and WMPRSA President for providing the information and insights into her chapter. We knew Kim would be compelled…

BUTLER UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS: FACULTY Q&A WITH KEVIN WANG

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PRSA East Central District is proud to have Butler University as our educational sponsor of this year’s leadership development programs. Kevin Wang came to Butler University in 2011. It was his first full-time teaching position outside…

PRSA EAST CENTRAL DISTRICT LAUNCHES LEADERSHIP FORUM SERIES

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Value of Accreditation in Public Relations is Topic of Inaugural Session PRSA East Central District (ECD) will host a new learning series each quarter beginning this month, which is open to all Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)…

WHY A BUTLER UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS MASTER’S DEGREE OR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE? WE HAVE A FEW REASONS

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PRSA East Central District is proud to have Butler University as our educational sponsor of this year's leadership development programs Butler University is one of the region’s most outstanding and innovative institutions for teaching…

COMBATING MISINFORMATION, EMBRACING D&I: ‘ELEPHANT’ SIZE CHALLENGES VOICES4EVERYONE TAKES ‘ONE BITE AT A TIME’

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On the Feb. 24 ECD board call, Michael Cherenson, APR, Fellow PRSA, introduced the “PRSA Voices4Everyone” initiative as a synchronized strategic program based on the principles of effective and inclusive communication. “We’re…

JANUARY BEST PRACTICE: WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE ‘IMPERFECTLY PERFECT’ VIRTUAL PACE AWARDS

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Ally Caldwell helped ECD kickoff 2021 with the first “Best Practice” presentation of the year “Virtual Award Ceremonies” in the Jan. 27 ECD board call.  With the pandemic still presenting unknowns about in-person event planning…

Celebrating the 2020 Diamond Award winners

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By Andrea Farmer, APR, 2020 Director at Large and 2021 Treasurer We’re excited to announce the results of the East Central District’s 43rd annual Diamond Awards competition, which recognized public relations excellence…