Advertising and Public Relations

GVSU students place third in global marketing competition

Student group, GrandPR, places third in global digital marketing competition.

Dec 20, 2021

GVSU PRSSA recognized at international conference

For the seventh year in a row, the GVSU Public Relations Student Society of America (GVPRSSA) received a Star Chapter Award at an international conference. 

Nov 4, 2019

PR students, alumni, faculty win industry awards

Several students, faculty and staff members from Grand Valley's Advertising and Public Relations program received awards from the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America at the organization's annual "PRoof Awards" held on May 22 in Grand Rapids.

May 24, 2019

GrandPR participates in CreatAthon

For the second consecutive year, members of GrandPR, Grand Valley�s student-run public relations firm, were selected to participate in a 24-hour marathon to develop communications campaigns for five local nonprofit organizations.

Apr 1, 2019

Grand Valley professor inducted into prestigious public relations organization

The Public Relations Society of America recently inducted new members into its prestigious College of Fellows, one of which was a Grand Valley faculty member. Along with 10 other professionals, Tim Penning, professor of advertising and public relations, was inducted into the organization during a special ceremony on October 6 at the PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas.

Oct 15, 2018

Student uses digital media skills to promote elephant sanctuary

Spencer Rohatynski, a senior majoring in public relations and multimedia journalism, spent five weeks serving as the digital media coordinator at the Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, which is located in the Ban Na Klang Village in northern Thailand. During his internship, Rohatynski created a social media promotional video for the sanctuarym taught English to young children in the villageýs school and participated in village chores.

Jul 7, 2017

Students place in top 5 at national advertising competition

A team of 19 Grand Valley students recently bested more than 160 collegiate teams from around the U.S. to place in the top 5 in the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition. The series of three individual competitions which took place over the course of three months culminated at the AAF's ADMERICA national convention in June. During the final round of the competition, Grand Valley's NSAC team placed 4th among the eight finalists.

Jul 6, 2017