By: Carman Plank
Internal relations is working on senior sendoff, chapter development is wrapping up their blogs for the year, and client relations is finishing up last minute touches on their client work with just over a month left of classes. It’s hard to believe that this year in Ferris State PRSSA is coming to an end. With that being said, PRSSA would love to welcome Kaitlyn Baase as the president for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
“I chose to take on the presidency because PRSSA has done so much for me that I felt it was the perfect opportunity to give back to such a wonderful organization,” said Kaitlyn, soon-to-be senior in the public relations program.
When Kaitlyn isn’t deciding on a mocha frappucino versus a caramel frappucino from Starbucks, or jamming out to Taylor Swift, she is working hard at planning blogging schedules and speakers to bring in to better the PRSSA chapter.
When she was a sophomore she took on the challenge of being blog manager, and soon realized that if she kept growing as a leader, the impact she could make on PRSSA would be astronomical. Therefore, her junior year she accepted the position on Vice President of Chapter Development.
“I learned a lot as the VP of Chapter Development,” she said. “It really helped me learn how to run an organization and just get things done.”
Her involvement doesn’t stop there, though. Along with her experience in PRSSA, she was the captain of the Ferris State University cheerleading team and has held two internships, one of which she is currently doing at a cheerleading company called JAM! Brands. She also works at University Advancement & Marketing at Ferris State University. WHOA! Where does she get the time?!
Kaitlyn has three main goals that she would like to accomplish as her time being President, including:
1) Work on our involvement on campus.
2) Work on developing members professionally.
3) Work on becoming a big ole’ happy PR family. (:
In her words, “I have a lot I want to do to help make this organization take the next step towards being ‘professional cool’.”
With her in office, PRSSA has no doubt that she will be able to accomplish these goals and we can’t wait to see where next year will take us.