Title

Betsy Plank

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Melony Shemberger

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Public Relations Society of America and Publicity Club of Chicago’s first woman president, Betsy plank was first to achieve what many would refer to as a male dominant position since public relations wasn’t even on her degree of study. She attained national and international stature during her distinguished career of 63 years. Establishment of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations are among her major achievements. Her legacy is most visible in the countless public relations professionals, educators and students who credit her with taking the time to mentor them throughout her career. Her focus on others led her to become the most individually-recognized woman in the industry, a testament to the value of selflessness in professionalism.

Location

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Betsy Plank

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Public Relations Society of America and Publicity Club of Chicago’s first woman president, Betsy plank was first to achieve what many would refer to as a male dominant position since public relations wasn’t even on her degree of study. She attained national and international stature during her distinguished career of 63 years. Establishment of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations are among her major achievements. Her legacy is most visible in the countless public relations professionals, educators and students who credit her with taking the time to mentor them throughout her career. Her focus on others led her to become the most individually-recognized woman in the industry, a testament to the value of selflessness in professionalism.