I’m very excited to start the upcoming school year! The new executive board has been working hard all summer to prepare for this year. We have four new officers who all have great ideas and are eager to start working with the new and returning members.

Right now the board is preparing for PRSSA 2011 National Conference in Orlando, Fla. PRSSA National Conference is an amazing networking and learning experience and we encourage everyone to attend! The conference is October 14-18 and the registration deadline is Sep. 12. If you have any questions about the conference, hotel, or travel plans please email texasprssa@gmail.com.

Members can also look forward to new chapter t-shirts, an expanded mentorship program with local public relations professionals, creating personal business cards, networking opportunities, and more.

Don’t forget to check your emails and the UT PRSSA Facebook page and Twitter for PRSSA national updates, internship opportunities and chapter news.

I look forward to further developing our chapter with all of you!

See you at the first meeting Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.106.

Rachael Sperling, President