West Virginia University’s Public Relations Student Society of America is celebrating its recent Dr. F.H. Teahan award for Outstanding Community Service by giving to the Mountaineer Boys and Girls club through its first ever fashion show benefit.

The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. in G24 of Eiesland Hall, located on the WVU downtown campus. Tickets can be purchased for $3 Friday, Dec. 4, at the PRSSA booth in the Mountainlair. Tickets will also be sold at the door and at the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, 300 Court St., Morgantown. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the club.

This year’s show will feature host Miss West Virginia 2010, Erica Jade Goldsmith, and special guest models. Miss West Virginia Teen 2010, Ally Brandfass, will also be in attendance.

The show will include winter fashions from Rue 21, Gap, Vanity and Pac Sun. Prizes and discounts for these stores will be given out at the event.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Brandon Thomas, fashion show coordinator, at 304-542-0319. You may also contact WVU PRSSA at wvuprssa@gmail.com.

Public Relations Student Society of America is a student-run organization that helps student’s access professional development opportunities and prepare for a career in public relations. The group has general meetings open for new members that are held every Monday at 6 p.m. in Martin Hall at WVU.

WVU’s PRSSA chapter is one of the six founding chapters. PRSSA’s mission is to serve members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. For more information about PRSSA, contact Chapter President Justin Hough at jhough1@mix.wvu.edu or visit their Web site at http://prssa.studentorgs.wvu.edu.

-WVU-

md/12/3/09

CONTACT: Kimberly Brown, School of Journalism
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