The students in the photo are from the left:
Melanie Nadeau, Elizabeth Vanderwerker, Julia
Kristin Tremoulis, and Dwayne Waite.
The Elon Chapter of the Public Relations Student
Society of America received two awards at the November 10
– 14 National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The
Chapter received the Pace Setter Award and the National
President’s Citation Award.
“This accomplishment reflects the dedication of our
student members,” said Dr. Jessica Gisclair, faculty
advisor. “The Elon Chapter has competed the past two
years at nationals against more than 200 student chapters and
each year we have received awards.”
The Pace Setter award is given to the chapter who presents
themselves professionally, personably and with enthusiasm
about public relations and their university while at the
conference. Chapter presidents from around the country chose
the Elon Chapter over more than 30 chapters.
Elon Chapter President Dwayne Waite was the recipient of the
2006 National President’s Citation award. Citations are
given to members who go beyond expected service to PRSSA by
contributing nationally or to local chapters in a meritorious
In addition to the two national chapter awards, five student
members of the Elon Chapter presented a chapter development
session at the national conference titled, “Etiquette:
It’s Official”. The presentation illustrated the
most commonly committed etiquette blunders during a
professional dinner interview.
Elon students who attended the national conference were
Carolyn Fiala, Robert Hoppey, Melanie Nadeau, Julia
McIlrevery, Danielle Simmons, Kristin Tremoulis, Elizabeth
Vanderwerker, and Dwayne Waite.
PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for students
interested in careers in public relations. The Elon
University Chapter of PRSSA was established in the fall of
2003 and has grown to become one of the top 25 largest
chapters in the country.