Santa Rosa Native Elected to National Public Relations Committee

Jessica Airey elected 2013-2014 National Vice President of Advocacy for Public Relations Student Society of America

LA MIRADA, CA (04/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Making Biola University history, journalism major and Santa Rosa native Jessica Airey became the first Biola student elected to serve on the Public Relations Student Society of America's (PRSSA) National Committee. A pre-professional society of more than 11,000 members with 300 Chapters nationwide and in Argentina, Airey will be serving as the 2013-2014 national vice president of advocacy.

"I'm excited to serve with the PRSSA National Committee in this position because of the opportunity to act as a voice on education, diversity, globalization and ethical issues facing the public relations industry," Airey said. "Our members are preparing to be the future leaders in this profession and I believe each and every one of them will have to face tough decisions and challenges along the way. I want to equip them to act ethically and model honesty, integrity, respect and fairness by advocating for the importance of these values in the professional world."

One of only nine students elected to this committee from around the nation, Airey credits her education at Biola as preparing her for this opportunity.

"Without the growth, counsel and preparation I have experienced at Biola, the chance to serve in this capacity would never have been possible," she said.

Airey is currently serving as the 2012-2013 Biola PRSSA Chapter president. Celebrating the Chapter's ten year anniversary, this year is marked by several milestones.

"From reaching our goal of 50 members to engaging the PR communities in Los Angeles and Orange County more, this has been an incredible year for the Chapter," said Carolyn Kim, the Biola Chapter faculty adviser. "I'm especially proud to see Jessica leading the way in national leadership and service to the profession through this new role. In the ten years that Biola PRSSA has been around, this is certainly a year that stands apart!"

PRSSA is an organization that helps prepare students in the public relations and communications profession through advocating high academic standards for students, instilling high ethical principles and promoting diversity in the profession while providing a network of PR students.