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    MEMORANDUM

    Date: 2/4/2010

    To: DUES-PAYING MEMBERS OF PRSSA

    From: SAMANTHA BROWNING

    RE: CHAPTER ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT

    I am a great candidate for the position of president of Ohio Universitys PRSSA. By

    taking this position for the 2010-2011 year, I would lead the Hugh M. Culbertson chapter

    into another successful year as one of the best chapters nationwide. I would take each

    presidential role and duty as a top priority and complete each one to the best of my

    ability. While I have not served as an executive board member in the past, I have

    leadership experience from other organizations that I can utilize in this position.

    I have been a dues-paying member since the beginning of the 2009-2010 year and

    have participated actively in the mentor-mentee program. My three mentees see me as

    a source of knowledge in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and frequently ask any

    questions they may have. While my involvement with PRSSA has been limited, I have

    been actively involved with ImPRessions, the student-run PR firm affiliated with PRSSA,

    since the beginning of my freshman year. I was the head of research and development

    for the Ohio University Forensics account in 2007-2008, and I was Web master for the

    Donate Life Ohio account in 08-09. This year, I serve as the account executive for the

    ImPRessions account. In addition to my leadership experience with ImPRessions, I have

    been a resident assistant for two years. This position involves a great deal of leadership,

    organization and creativity, all of which can be applied to becoming the president of

    PRSSA. I look forward to the opportunity of using these skills on PRSSAs executive

    board.

    The Ohio University chapter of PRSSA operates well and I would like to continuethis legacy of excellence. A few goals I have are to improve members attendance and

    interest throughout the year by organizing more interactive meetings and socials, as well

    as improving the accessibility of executive board members to dues-paying members. I

    would also like to plan a networking trip. PRSSA is a fantastic organization for growth in

    public relations and I would like to expand PRSSAs ability to teach, to mentor, and to

    inspire by becoming the chapter president.

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    MEMORANDUM

    Date: 2/8/2010To: DUES-PAYING MEMBERS OF PRSSA

    From: Lindsay Castle

    RE: CHAPTER ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT

    I believe I am the best candidate for the 2010-2011 president of Ohio Universitys

    PRSSA chapter. I have experience serving on the executive boards of other organizations on

    campus and through this experience I have developed strong leadership and communication

    skills. I also know the time commitment that will be required of me in order to serve my fellow

    students to the best of my capabilities.

    As a member of PRSSA, I have had the opportunity to network with not only my fellow

    peers and PRSSA professionals, but with other PRSSA chapter members around the country.

    Through networking I have come across new activities and ideas to implement within our

    chapter as we continue to grow. Our students have diverse goals and will travel down different

    paths in their careers in public relations and I want to make sure that as a chapter we meet the

    needs of all of our members through speakers and events. At times it is difficult to satisfy the

    wants and needs of every student but I am willing to work with any student who is dedicated to

    preparing themselves for the professional world of public relations and I will work to get them

    into contact with the right professionals.

    As president, I will work hard to make sure that students are aware of and have access to

    local, regional and national networking opportunities. Having gone to the PRSSA national

    convention this past year, I know and have seen first hand how important it is for students to

    have access to these opportunities and networking contacts in order to enhance their skills in the

    public relations field.

    I am a proud member of the Hugh M. Culbertson chapter of PRSSA and would like the

    opportunity to help in its growth as more students become members and as our chapter works

    towards national recognition. I feel as though I am the perfect candidate to help our chapter

    become nationally recognized while we continue to build a strong PRSSA program here in the

    E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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    MEMORANDUM

    Date: February 5, 2010

    To: DUES-PAYING MEMBERS OF PRSSA

    From: KELSEY SPELLMAN

    RE: CHAPTER ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT

    I am submitting this memorandum as my official application for the position of Presidentfor the 2010-2011 school year. I believe that I am the most qualified candidate for thisposition.

    I have been a dues-paying member of PRSSA since the fall of 2008. I was elected and

    currently serve on the executive board of PRSSA for the 2009-2010 school year as theVP of External Affairs. Throughout my time on the executive board I have learnedvaluable information on what it takes to be a contributing and successful member.

    As the president of the 2010-2011 Hugh M. Culbertson chapter of PRSSA, I would workdiligently to ensure the success of not only the chapter but of all members involved.PRSSA would be my sole obligation for my senior year so I will be able to dedicate all ofmy time to this organization.

    My hard work and commitment to PRSSA would ensure that the entire chapter will

    come out the school year, having gained experience and knowledge of the publicrelations field. I believe that it is necessary for the president to be willing to thinkcreatively and take into account the thoughts and opinions of each and every memberof the chapter. As president, I believe that member involvement is a key to our successand will work to make sure everyone is involved.

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    Please, if you have any questions for me prior to elections do not hesitate to contactme. My email address is kelseyspellman@gmail.com and my phone number is 614-638-0040. Thank you for considering me for this position.

    Best Regards,

    Kelsey Spellman

    The Public RelationsStudent Society of

    America

    MemorandumTo: PRSSA Members

    From: Heather Farr

    Date: 02/05/2010

    Re: Executive Board Elections Executive Vice President

    Ask any public relations professional and he or she will agree that one of the most important aspects of the

    industry is networking. Although it is very important to communicate and network within ones own peer group, it is

    also vital to gain exposure and make connections outside of ones school. A fast-growing and successful chapter, the

    Hugh M. Culberston PRSSA Chapter has strong connections with the professional public relations world, as well as

    an impressive list of former speakers. I feel that my two years of experience with PRSSA, my one year of

    experience on the Executive Board and the many connections I have made over the years and will make this summer

    in New York make me a prime candidate for the position of Executive Vice President.

    The role of the Executive Vice President is to schedule weekly speakers, as well as to establish andmaintain relationships with various professional affiliates of the chapter. I believe that I am a worthy candidate for

    this position because of my communication and interpersonal skills as well as my experience as Vice President of

    Public Relations for the 2009-2010 Executive Board. As a student who is very actively involved on campus through

    activities such as PRSSA and ImPRessions, a sorority, a job as a communications intern and a job as a tour guide, I

    believe that my ability to communicate shines through in each task that I take on. I feel that my ability to

    communicate will effectively help me relay the successfulness of our chapter to professional affiliates as well as

    make and keep contacts. Also, if elected Executive Vice President, I will utilize my time in New York City this

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    summer to make new and interesting connections to either visit our chapter, or connect us to professionals who are

    capable of visiting our chapter.

    As Vice President of Public Relations, I was given a lot of responsibility; I was responsible for assigning

    stories to writers, giving the writers interview suggestions, following up with the writers and assisting them,

    collecting stories and distributing them to editors, editing and designing the newsletter. On top of this, I managed the

    chapters blog and Twitter account. The work that I have done as Vice President of Public Relations highlights myability to stay organized, communicate and handle responsibility. Also, as a writer for PR Success my freshman year

    and as editor of the newsletter this year, I have made numerous connections through interviews.

    As Executive Vice President I will always utilize my abilities to help promote and better Ohio Universitys

    PRSSA chapter. Also, I will devote my efforts to providing the chapter with interesting and beneficial speakers. I am

    excited to be considered for this chance to further my knowledge and experience while also guiding and contributing

    to the k