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UW Oshkosh journalism professor Julie Henderson has been selected to serve a two-year term as the national adviser for the Public Relations Student Society of America beginning June 1.

Henderson will serve as liaison for PRSSA faculty and students across the nation and represent PRSSA at all national conventions. She was selected after a rigorous application process with PRSSA board members and the current president of PRSSA.

During her term Henderson plans to expand avenues of communication and serve as a resource for new PRSSA advisers and students.

“I would like to provide more communication for them,” said Henderson, who teaches public relations courses at the University. “The first year you are a faculty adviser, you feel like you’re out there on your own.”

As national adviser, Henderson will oversee and vote on chartering of new PRSSA chapters and participate in ad hoc committees.

Henderson also advises the National Organ Donor Awareness campaign that students execute each year for PRSSA, leading UW Oshkosh students to national awards nine out of the past 10 years:

  • First place — 2007 and 2008
  • Second place — 1998, 2003 and 2006
  • Third place — 1999
  • Honorable mention — 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005

Henderson joined the faculty at UW Oshkosh in 1993. She received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minn.; her master’s degree from North Dakota State University and doctoral degree from University of North Dakota.

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