Every year, the PRD Social provides an evening event for members and others—from graduate students to senior scholars, family members, and industry professionals and sponsors—to network, catch up with old friends, and meet new colleagues. Book raffles, door prizes, and PRD trivia add to the fun, along with delicious local food and drink.
2017 PR Division Social
This year took us to Chicago, where the 2017 PRD Social, sponsored by the School of Media and Journalism at UNC–Chapel Hill and many other generous sponsors listed below, was held in the iconic Tribune Tower, home to the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Media—an ideal setting for educators and professionals in the communication industry to meet, eat, drink, and participate in our popular book raffle and door prize drawings.
In addition to socializing and networking, guests at the social had the opportunity to meet select vendors and try out featured products likely to be big hits in the PR classroom.
This year’s social event was held on Friday, August 11 at Howells & Hood.
Tremendous thanks to our 2017 sponsors:
School of Media and Journalism at UNC–Chapel Hill
The Hoffman Agency
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State
Grand Valley PRSSA
Institute for Public Relations
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
University of Maryland–Department of Communication
University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media
Tricia M. Farwell, Ph.D.
Journal of Public Relations Education
Journal of Public Relations Research
St. Mary’s University Department of English & Communication Studies
Natalie Tindall, Ph.D.
Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D.
West Virginia University Public Interest Communication Research Lab
HONOR LEVEL sponsors to be revealed at the Social!
In 2015, the social was held in San Francisco, sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Center and funded by many more generous sponsors, marking the 50th anniversary of PRD. The occasion was an overwhelming success, with more than 100 PRD members and friends in attendance.