PPRS is a professional society of more than 150 active public relations professionals throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our members represent various types of organizations with expertise in all facets of public relations.

Make the season a bit brighter by joining us Thursday Dec. 8, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for the annual Winter Social, where IABC, PRSA and PPRS members have a chance to check out a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian and catch up over food, wine and beer. 

This year’s event is at the charming Castlerigg Wine Shop, located at 110 S... Read more


Please join us in celebrating our past, present and future at the PPRS 66th Anniversary Celebration incorporating the Annual Evening of Honors on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Lodge at Liberty Forge. Nance McCown, PhD, co-chair of the Department of Communication and Associate Professor of Communication, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, will be honored with the Ernest R... Read more


Nance McCown, PhD, co-chair of the Department of Communication and Associate Professor of Communication Messiah College, Grantham, PA, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations. Her duties at Messiah College include serving as Faculty Liaison for Enrollment Management, Leading the Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Communications and Public Relations, serving on the Long Range Plan ‘Theme Two’ Team (Fall, 2015), Actively involved with alumni engagement, Nance serves on the advisory team for “The Bridge,” Messiah’s college alumni magazine, and provides strategy for and oversees maintenance and updating of department social media Facebook page, department website (including strategizing and editing work of student writers completing articles on department news, alumni profiles, and her department’s blog)... Read more