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The University of Northern Iowa's chapter of PRSSA was chartered on January 18, 1981. Since this time, UNI's PRSSA membership has quadrupled over the last 26 years. Our members are very dedicated to participating in PRSSA activities.

UNI PRSSA has been the recipient of many awards on both the local and national level. During the 2006 PRSSA National Conference in Salt Lake City, our chapter received the Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter Firm. Many members have also received the Gold Key awards and President Citations.

Serving the Cedar Falls/Waterloo community is important to our chapter and much time and effort is donated to community projects. An annual walk/race called Do Run Run attracts nearly 130 exercise enthusiasts from Northeast Iowa. The race is co-sponsored by a non-profit organization. In 2009, the Do Run Run will co-sponsored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This spring, the UNI PRSSA chapter hosted a Regional Activity," The 3 R's of PR".  This event had the attendance of 31 students and presented prestigious public relations practitioners from all over the United States, including Keith Burton and Rosanna Fiske.

Fund-raisers were also held to help cover costs within our organization. Annual fund-raisers organized include a Pie Sale, Pizza Hut card sale, and hosting a Senior Prom Night for senior citizens.

The UNI Chapter of PRSSA has an active student-run public relations firm, PRide, which offers actual public relations accounts for PRSSA members to serve on. The firm actively participates in campus and community events, and gives students a wide variety of experiences equal to those of the professional realm.

For more information about PRSSA and PRide, please contact the chapter president Brittany Westercamp at the address of wester64@uni.edu.