New York—The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has announced that Dr. Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, has been elected to a two-year term as PRSSA 2015-2017 National Faculty Adviser on the National Committee, starting June 1.
The National Faculty Adviser has specific roles and responsibilities on the national committee, which include counseling fellow committee members, assisting current chapter faculty advisers and helping chapters discover and connect with faculty advisers.
McCorkindale is an associate professor in the Department of Communication in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts. She has served as a PRSSA chapter adviser for nearly 10 years. She has also served on six national PRSA committees and boards, including the Educators Academy, and will begin serving on the Universal Accreditation Board in 2015.
Outside of PRSA and PRSSA, McCorkindale is a senior research editor for the Social Media Research Center and active in the Arthur W. Page Society and Institute for Public Relations.
“I have wanted to be a PRSSA National Faculty Adviser since I first started teaching, and now think I am at the perfect point in my career to serve in this position,” McCorkindale said in her application. “I love working with students, serving in leadership positions, and I want to continue to give back to my profession.”
About the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.prsa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 11,500 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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