Members of the Public Relations Student Society of Niagara (PRSSN) raised awareness of the Women in the Military event that took place on Thursday, Nov. 10 by honoring veterans in the Gallagher Center on Niagara University’s campus. The event involved a presentation on the history of women in the military which was followed by a panel discussion with four female veterans. It was sponsored by The Women’s Committee and the Office of Veteran Services.
PRSSN handed out free pastries and desserts for any student, faculty or staff member that wrote down on a card why they were thankful for veterans. Over 100 cards were filled out with responses varying from being thankful for their sacrifice to appreciating them fighting for America’s freedom. The plan is for the cards to be put into multiple “thank you books” that will be distributed to veteran organizations around the Niagara Falls community.
“It is a small way to show veterans we appreciate them on a daily basis and not just Veteran’s day,” Jamie Magone, former PRSSN Vice President, said. “It is important to PRSSN to get involved in the community and help make someone’s day better. A veteran came up and thanked us for doing this, but really more of N.U. should be thanking him.”
Magone went on to explain that he has been involved in the club since it started last Fall semester. He enjoys the work that members get involved with and thinks it is great hands on public relations experience. His favorite event is the “Meet the Professionals Night” that takes place in the Spring with over 10 professionals who come and speak to students about their experience in the field.
PRSSN is a club on campus focused on promoting organizations or events for on and off campus clients. They have promoted events like the Black Student Union Conference, Take Back the Night and Walk for Niagara, as well as making promotional material for not-for-profits like Heart, Love and Soul and the Lions Club. Right now, they are working with the Communication Studies department on recruiting incoming freshman as well as promoting the Polar Plunge for Olcott Lions Club.
–Jen Gallo, PRSSN President