After two years of inactivity, Lamar’s Professional Communication Association student organization is making a comeback this semester.
“PCA is an umbrella organization, which means it does not focus on one particular aspect of the communication department,” advisor Nicki Michalski said. “We have film people, broadcasting, journalism and advertising.”
The group seeks to provide insight into the professional communication world and provide good networking opportunities.
The re-vamped organization is finding it footing under the direction of president Hannah LeTulle and vice president Carly Olliff.
“(They) are spearheading the movement and that is the key to our success,” Michalski said. “It’s the students’ organization, so if they are not willing to invest time it is not going to fly.”
LeTulle said she has put a lot of work into preparing the organization and has high hopes for where the club is going.
“I am excited to start fresh and make this about what the students want,” she said. “We are working hard to revamp the club and really appeal to the students.”
Olliff said she enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of the meetings.
“The members and advisors are here to help and encourage you with your professional goals,” she said. “I feel like this kind of combination is sometimes hard to find within organizations.”
Oliff said PCA is open to all students.
“Even if you’re not a communication major, we discuss communication skills that would help you in your everyday life — we’d love to have you,” she said.
The group has a lot of plans for the semester.
“In addition to helping out with the department’s alumni night, members will have opportunities to listen to guest speakers, build their portfolios, and attend workshops to help their education,” Michalski said.
PCA next meeting is March 8, in 129 Communications Building. Meetings are scheduled twice a month. There will also be a meeting March 22.
For more information, visit 129 Comm.