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Student elected to PRSSA’s National Committee

Mar 22, 2012

Ashley Mauder, an Ohio Northern University junior communication arts major from Graytown, Ohio, was elected to the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) National Committee as FORUM editor-in-chief at their national assembly held March 13-16.

FORUM is the official newspaper of PRSSA and is published three times a year. As editor-in-chief, Mauder will coordinate the production of FORUM and the PRSSA blog.

“I am very proud and excited that Ashley was nominated to be a representative on the PRSSA National Committee,” said Dr. Alisa Agozzino, assistant professor of communication arts and ONU’s PRSSA advisor. “Ashley is ecstatic to serve as the editor of FORUM, and I’m confident that her experience as editor of ONU’s PRSSA publication, PRestige, will give her a solid foundation of experience to produce an award-winning publication serving more than 10,000 members.”

Mauder is the 11th ONU student to hold a seat on the PRSSA National Committee. The process requires the candidate to be an active member of a PRSSA chapter, maintain a PRSSA membership and be a full-time student from the time they are elected through the fall semester/quarter. To be nominated for FORUM editor-in-chief, applicants must submit a plan book, which must include biographies of all staff members, writing samples, demonstrated capability through the chapter and research.

“I feel honored to serve on the National Committee,” Mauder said. “I decided I was going to run after the National Conference in the fall, and now I’m here! I can’t wait for the experience I will gain on the National Committee representing Ohio Northern. I plan on working hard this next year, continuing to better FORUM and the PRSSA blog with our team here at Northern. This is seriously a dream come true.”

Active in the campus community, Mauder serves as editor of PRestige and a member of the ONU Bateman team. She’s active in ONU’s student-run public relations firm, True North PR, and is involved with the Delta Zeta sorority and the Up ’til Dawn program on campus.