Member Spotlight: Mallorie Mendence, APR

This month, we sat down with Mallorie Mendence, APR, Director of Special Events and Public Relations with University of Tennessee Alumni Affairs, for our member spotlight. Education/Certifications: B.A. from Berry College in Rome, Georgia (honors graduate) and APR certification Employment: University of Tennessee, Alumni Affairs, Director of Special Events and PR Why did you choose… Read More

Member Spotlight: Jason Bohne

This month, we sat down with Jason Bohne, Communications Director at Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC for our member spotlight. Education/Certifications: B.A. Mass Communication, Idaho State University; Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Comunications, West Virginia University Employment: Communications director, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (contractor for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the… Read More

Member Spotlight: Jenny Fowler, APR

In honor of APR month, we got to know more about our chapter’s APR Chair, Jenny Fowler, APR Education/Certifications: MBA, Marketing, UTK; BA, Biology, UTK; APR Employment: Self-employed and principal consultant with Cathey Communications Why did you choose public relations as a career? A career in PR offered me a way to use my writing… Read More

Accreditation in Public Relations—Is It Worth It?

April is APR Month! “Does having your APR help you get a promotion or a better job?”  That’s a question I hear frequently from young public relations professionals who are contemplating earning their Accreditation in Public Relations. My answer—“No, not really”—almost always elicits surprised looks, especially when you consider my role as APR Chair for… Read More

Four PR takeaways from University of Tennessee Vols’ misfire hire of Greg #SchiaNO

The recent Rocky Top Revolution is proof positive that social media ignites online fury and stokes offline uprisings. Read More

April Is APR Month – Do you know what that means?

April is APR Month — but APR Month has nothing to do with Annual Percentage Rates. A second, less recognized, definition for APR is Accreditation in Public Relations. In the world of communication professionals, Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is a credential earned by public relations practitioners who commit to the profession through ethical practices… Read More

Does PRSA’s Ethical Reproach Cross Partisan Lines? A Discussion with Mary Beth West, APR & Heather Beck, APR

Disclaimer: The views discussed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of PRSA, the Volunteer Chapter of PRSA or any other PRSA chapter or sub-group. This discussion is provided as commentary on recent events in the public relations field, in order to facilitate ongoing conversation among PRSA members on the topics of… Read More