Executive Board

 Meet Our Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year!

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 10.20.04 PM.png Kara North

Position: President

Year at UD: Senior

Hometown: Stewartsville, NJ

Major/Minor: Mass Communication; Writing minor

Other Activities on Campus: SMA for the University, STN49 (Producer of “Hens Sports Night”), contributing writer for The Odyssey- UD, Social Media Manager for Blue Hens Baseball, Women’s Rowing

What PRSSA Means To Me/How PRSSA Has Inspired Me: I have always planned on pursuing the public relations field, hoping to one day have a career in sports PR. PRSSA has allowed me to learn more about the field and the many opportunities it holds. I especially enjoy working with others that share similar goals and interests. So far through PRSSA I have met and spoken with several professionals that have offered insight and guidance that have inspired and validated my interest in this field. I look forward to working with my fellow executive board members this upcoming year as well as continuing to meet influential individuals!

Email: krnorth@udel.edu

Twitter: @BlueHenKara

Blog: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/@karanorth



Tyler Nolley

Position: VP of External Affairs

Year at UD: Senior

Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ

Major/Minor: Communications and Spanish Studies double major

Other Activities on Campus: HerCampus PR team, SewBabySew PR, and events teams

What PRSSA Means To Me/How PRSSA Has Inspired Me: PRSSA has inspired me to become more invested in my future and the steps needed to achieve my goal of being a successful PR professional.

Email: nolleyt@udel.edu

Twitter: @tyler_nolley




Position: Vice President of Professional Development

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Randolph, New Jersey

Major/Minor: Interpersonal Communications Major

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Chi Omega

PRSSA Testimonial: Since my freshmen year, PRSSA has been an amazing resource to turn to when I have needed any kind of professional advice. The organization offers amazing opportunities and is the perfect place to network.

Email: amatyola@udel.edu

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Samantha Murphy

Position: Meetings Director

Year at UD: Sophomore

Hometown: Rockaway, NJ

Major/Minor: Communications Interest Major with an Advertising Minor

Other activities: Social Media Editor at The Review, Career Services Center Social Media and Marketing Intern, and member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority

Testimonial: Joining PRSSA has allowed me to meet many hardworking individuals that motivate one another to reach their fullest potential. This support system has not only encouraged me but has also provided me with opportunities in getting more involved that I would have not been exposed to otherwise.

Email: sammurph@udel.edu


Photo on 10-2-17 at 7.07 PMJenna Newman

Position: PR Director

Year at UD: Sophomore

Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ

Major/Minor: Communications Interest and International Relations Double-Major and Disability Studies Minor

Other Activities on Campus: Baptist Student Ministry, Autism Speaks Delaware, 186 South College Blog, Delaware Diplomats

PRSSA Testimonial: PRSSA has provided me with resources and opportunities that have helped me develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the PR industry. Being connected with an amazing network of my peers and PR professionals has both inspired and encouraged me to enhance myself both as a person and a professional. As a member of the executive board, I love having the opportunity to pass on what I have learned to others.

Email: jmnewman@udel.edu

Twitter: @jennamichh

Blog: adventuresofayoungvagabond.wordpress.com

unnamed-1 Morgan Zysman

Position: Finance/Fundraising Director

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Paramus, New Jersey

Major/Minor: Mass Communication Major with Advertising and Journalism Minors

Other Activities on Campus: STN49: The Biweekly Show

What PRSSA Means To Me/How PRSSA Has Inspired Me: PRSSA has enhanced my understanding of the PR industry. I have been able to learn about the many opportunities this field holds. I have been given guidance through the mentor-mentee program, as well as resources and insight from professional speakers. This organization has allowed me to grow and develop new skills, while also giving me professional knowledge and experiences.

Email: morgzys@udel.edu

Twitter: @morgan_zysman

Gillian Zucker Professional PicGillian Zucker

Position: Co-Program Director

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Wall, New Jersey

Major/Minor: Interpersonal Communication Major with Advertising and Writing minors

Other Activities on Campus: I’m currently on a fall semester study abroad trip in London! When I’m on campus, I’m a Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority sister and a Social Media and Marketing Intern for the University of Delaware Career Services Center.

What PRSSA Means To Me/How PRSSA Has Inspired Me: Through all the opportunities PRSSA offers, I have flourished from a shy freshman into a confident, aspiring public relations professional. Because of my involvement, I have a life-long network of inspiring and always supportive individuals with similar goals. I’m excited to give back to PRSSA this year as an executive board member!

Email: gzucker@udel.edu

Twitter: @gillian_zucker

LinkedIn (let’s connect!): https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-zucker-650631111/


Brittany O’Connell

Position: Co-Program Director

Year at UD: Senior

Hometown: Rockaway, NJ

Major: Interpersonal Communication, Advertising Minor

Other activities: A Social Media Ambassador for UD with the Twitter @BlueHenBrittany and a Social Media and Marketing Intern for Career Services at the University!

Testimonial: PRSSA helped me to discover my passion for PR and taught me how to handle myself in the professional world. The organization has provided me countless opportunities to learn, network, and develop skills beyond my expectations. Because of my involvement, I have been able to form lifelong friendships and connect with both mentors and mentees.

Email: brittoc@udel.edu

Twitter: @BlueHenBrittany


Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 5.01.01 PMAlyssa Ashley

Position: Diversity Director

Year at UD: Senior

Hometown: Westchester, New York

Major/Minor: English Major with a double-minor in Journalism and Black American Studies

Other Activities on Campus: HBO College Brand Ambassador, Amazon Brand Ambassador

PRSSA Testimonials: A strong believer that you should love what you do, Alyssa Ashley has found her ideal career path in all aspects of Communications.

Alyssa’s strength in cultivating and maintaining close media relationships have enabled her to grow in the realm of communications. Her experiences have been wide and varied in the areas of PR, Marketing, and Editorial. Working as a contributor writer for Elite Daily, PR for Perry Ellis International, American Eagle, Amazon, SmartAsset, Zadig et Voltaire, HBO, Mountain Dew, The Copenhagen Post, and consecutively for Marina Maher Communications.

Alyssa’s love for adventure and deferentially led her to a semester abroad studying Cross-Cultural Communications at DIS- Scandinavia in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she was the class rep.

Email: alashley@udel.edu

Instagram: @lislisqt



Chase Honeck

Position: Operations Director and Historian

Year at UD: 2018

Hometown: Brookfield, CT

Major/Minor: Interpersonal Communications and Human Services

Other Activities on Campus: Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Her Campus

PRSSA Testimonial: PRSSA has given me the resources I need in order to take advantage of any opportunity and to be successful in the Public Relations field. This organization has inspired me to be proactive in regard to my career goals and seek a leadership role to help others do the same.

Email: choneck@udel.edu



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