PHILADELPHIA – Past and current Firm Directors PRowl Public Relations, (left to right) Kaitlyn Sutton, Alyssa Guckin, Emily McKain, Gregg Feistman (Faculty Advisor), Natalie Prazenica Herr, Maggie Wurst and Clarissa Ford prepare to cut the cake at PRowl’s 10th Anniversary event. Attendees enjoyed dinner, cake and a keynote speech from Dean David Boardman of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University.
On Friday, April 20, PRowl Public Relations celebrated 10 years of service as Temple University’s first and only nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm on campus. More than 70 PRowl staff, alumni, Klein College faculty and students enjoyed dinner, a celebratory cake reveal and a keynote speech from Klein College Dean David Boardman.
The current Firm Director of PRowl, Clarissa Ford, commenced the evening with opening remarks where she credited the firm for allowing her to make an impact at a large university.
Boardman talked about the hustle students have who work for the firm. “Today, what now began as a few students and two non-paying clients, now boast 50 members and half a dozen paying clients,” he said in his keynote speech. “I can’t help express my pride and success that PRowl alums have achieved and how well you represent Klein College. The one thing all successful PRowl alums have, in addition to their energy and ambition, is integrity. It’s the foundation of every course we teach here at all our majors in Klein.”
PRowl partnered with the local non-profit, Treehouse Books, to raise money and donate books for children. In total, the event collected 100 books and raised $126 for Treehouse Books. PRowl strives to find ways to give back to the local community and hopes to continue giving back to similar organizations.
Faculty Advisor, Professor and Director of the PR Major, Gregg Feistman, gave the closing remarks of the night.
“The 10 years has flown by so fast, from the time the firm was founded until today. Over the years, I’ve seen remarkable growth in every student’s level of work and professionalism. When they graduate and enter the working world, the students who have worked in PRowl are more than prepared to make their mark on the industry. I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Feistman.