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UNI public relations student organization elects new officers<br>

October 28, 2002

Teresa Kulow, PRide president, (319) 231-8373
Gayle Pohl, UNI associate professor of communication studies, (319) 273-6308
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six University of Northern Iowa public relations students were recently elected as officers for the student run public relations firm, Public Relations Interns Develop Expertise, or PRide, for 2002-2003.

The group's purpose is to provide students practical experience similar to the workplace environment, while providing public relations counsel to community organizations

The executive board consists of six members that serve as liaisons between the student firm and its clients. The group has 30 members and 17 accounts. Clients this year include Waterloo Community Schools, Conestoga Council of Girls Scouts, the Wesley Foundation and the Memorial Foundation of Allen Hospital.

Teresa Kulow, PRide president, is a senior public relations major and journalism minor from Mediapolis. She manages the firm's operations and is in charge of finding new clients, developing the annual business plan, and maintaining client contact.

Robin Madsen, a senior public relations major from Audubon, is the vice president. She helps oversee the firm and supervises account executives.

Joann Schinstock, a senior public relations major from Mount Pleasant, is the administrative assistant. She is in charge of keeping and posting minutes for all meetings, and assists the president.

Angela Greiner, a senior public relations major with journalism and marketing minors from Brighton, is the editor of the PRogressor, a newsletter for UNI students and area businesses. Her responsibilities involve production, layout and editing.

Emily Rudin, a senior public relations and journalism minor from Sioux City, is the vice president of administration. Her duties involve managing finances and preparing annual plans and budget for the organization.

Jackie Wilson, a senior public relations major from Waterloo, is the public relations director. She is in charge of publicizing PRide in the community, contacting prospective clients, and working on fund-raising projects and special events.

The PRide academic advisor is Gayle Pohl, APR, UNI professor of communication studies.