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Westminster Students Offer Public Relations Seminar

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Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006

The Westminster College chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents "Passion for PR: Carving Your Niche in the Industry" Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

 The event features six Westminster alumni speakers: Debora Swatsworth Foster , a 1974 Westminster graduate and current vice president of corporate communications for H.J. Heinz Co. and member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees; Jennifer Shifler Gross, a 1999 Westminster graduate and current director of marketing at Steelcoast Creative; Sara Ialongo, a 2004 Westminster graduate and assistant account director at Blattner Brunner; Burt Lauten, a 1999 Westminster graduate and current Pittsburgh Steelers public relations/media manager; David Nobs, a 1980 Westminster graduate and current marketing director at Ruder Finn Los Angeles; and Rebecca Zeitler, a 1998 Westminster graduate and account supervisor at HealthStar PR.

 The seminar includes breakfast and lunch with a resume workshop scheduled at 1:05 p.m. and is open to PRSSA students from area colleges and universities.

 Contact Kristan Kohley, junior public relations major from Saxonburg, at for more information.