The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations honored the late public relations legend, Betsy Plank, by hosting a national celebration, #BetsyPlank Day, on April 6. For the fourth consecutive year, we celebrated the life and legacy of Betsy Plank, the First Lady of public relations and the “Godmother of PRSSA.” Her contributions to the industry, example of leadership and passion for students have shaped the definition of success in the field today.
Betsy Day involved a national social media campaign using #BetsyPlank Day. Students, educators and professionals are invited to interact online from now throughout #BetsyPlank Day.
2017 Betsy Plank Day Champions
Many PRSSA Chapters came up with an innovation way to promote Betsy Plank by volunteering within their communities in honor of our public relations legend. Here is a complete list of the winners:
Betsy Plank Day Champions: Kent State PRSSA
2nd Place: University of Northern Iowa PRSSA
3rd Place: University of Oregon PRSSA
Guess what? We will be celebrating our legend on April 5, 2018, so go ahead and start brainstorming what your PRSSA Chapter or organization should do to be crowned Betsy Plank Day Champions. Hint: “Volunteering is good for the soul.”