Public Announcements


Now Accepting Student Applications for the Bob O'Gara Scholarship Award

The PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Student Competition is underway and offers a $2,000 scholarship to the winning entrant. Students need to complete the application and submit required documents by the deadline of 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Pittsburgh area students pursuing careers in public relations are encouraged to apply. Entries will be judged on academic performance, knowledge of public relations practices, and demonstrated commitment to the public relations profession. 

Who is eligible?

  • Undergraduate students, regardless of their declared major
  • Students who are enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the western Pennsylvania area
  • Students who have at least one semester of full-time school remaining in their undergraduate degree


How to apply?

  • Students need to complete the online application form and provide answers to Personal Statement questions (extra sheets can be added)
  • A complete and current academic transcript is required
  • A written endorsement is required from no more than two individuals familiar with the student's academic performance and knowledge of public relations concepts
  • Hard copy entry materials need to be mailed to Professor Robert J. O'Gara, Point Park University, School of Communications, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Deadline is 5 pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Judging is performed by a team of PRSA Pittsburgh leaders and the winner will be notified by phone and formal letter the week of January 9, 2017. The award will be announced at the 2017 PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards Event on Thursday, January 26 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel, Station Square.  The winner and one guest will receive complimentary tickets to attend the event, courtesy of PRSA Pittsburgh. 

Apply Online and enter today!

Questions: Bob O'Gara, 412-392-3413 or 412-561-0462, email

More information on the PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards is available here.




Proposed 2017 Board of Directors

Proposed 2017 Board of Directors

The PRSA Pittsburgh Nominating Committee has proposed the following officers for the 2017 PRSA Pittsburgh Board of Directors. All nominees have served at least one term on our Board.

President - Steve Radick, VP, Director of PR, Brunnerworks

President Elect - Meredith Klein, PR Account Supervisor, Brunnerworks

Vice President - Samantha McClintock, Content Coordinator, Heartland ECSI

Treasurer - Caitlin Driscoll, PR Director, Better Business Bureau

Assistant Treasurer - Beth Almes, VP, Jampole Communications

Secretary - Darcey Mamone, National Manager of Fund Development & Events, NAMI

If you have feedback about these recommendations, please email or bring them to our year-end event in December (TBA).  

We are currently seeking Committee Leaders for the following roles in 2017:



Member Services


Public Service

Senior Practitioners Outreach

Student Liaison

Directory/Job Bank



Full descriptions of these roles can be found here. If you are interested in submitting your name for one of these positions, please reach out to Darcey Mamone at or any of the officers listed above.