Professor Stephen Quigley, APR, is an Associate Professor in COM where he has taught public relations and communications courses for 12 years. In 2011 Professor Quigley was presented with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Public Relations Society of America. He is a former member of the National Commission on Public Relations Education, past president of the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and a past delegate to the National PRSA Assembly. He was the recipient of the 2010 Diane Davis Beacon Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2009 Boston University Outstanding Student Advisor Award, the 2006 Publicity Club of New England Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2004 Lyndon Baines Johnson Student Advisor of the Year Award, and the 2004 COMSA Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. He’s the lucky husband of a beautiful wife and the proud father of three amazing children (including two BU grads!).
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow him on Twitter @stevequigley.
Julian Greene (COM ‘14) is a senior in COM majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Religion. Previously serving on the Executive Board as Public Relations Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator for PR Advanced, Julian is most looking forward to growing BU’s amazing PRSSA Chapter even more with the help of the Executive Board. She says that PRSSA has helped her meet some of the most driven and inspirational PR Pros and Young PR Pros in the industry. She also says that PRSSA has helped her nail some amazing internships. Julian is interested in Beauty and Consumer PR/Digital Strategy, and ideally sees herself working as a Community Manager at a Consumer PR firm after graduation.
Besides constantly refreshing her Twitter feed and trying different coffee shops, Julian is the VP of Philanthropy for her sorority. She has also held internships at Schneider Associates, 360 Public Relations, Panera Bread, and Kaplow Communications. She also studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland where she interned at a PR and Marketing firm.
Christina Serrano (COM ‘14) is a senior majoring in Public Relations. She previously served on the Executive Board as the Digital Media Coordinator, and is excited to work with the new Executive Board this year to continue to expand this Chapter’s online presence. PRSSA has helped her learn so much about the industry and a PR pre-professional’s place in it. Interested in Entertainment PR, Christina ideally sees herself working in the music industry or in television after graduation. She has held internships at Country 102.5 WKLB, Allied Integrated Marketing, and Marlo Marketing/Communications in Boston, as well as at CONAN and Jenner Communications in Los Angeles. Aside from PRSSA, Christina is involved with WTBU on campus, and spends her free time working for Greater Media Boston, listening to country music, and watching chick flicks.
Eddy Ruddy (COM ’14) is majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Business. He is excited to take on the role of Financial Coordinator and work closely with the rest of the Executive Board this year. After changing his major to Public Relations at the beginning of his junior year, PRSSA gave him the opportunity to immerse himself in the field right away and learn outside of the classroom. Eddy is interested in sports PR and crisis communication, and ideally sees himself working in the communications department for a professional sports team after graduation. Aside from PRSSA, Eddy volunteers in the Community Service Center, gives tours for the Admissions Office, and is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He has held internships with McNeil, Gray and Rice Strategic Communications, Schneider Associates, and is currently interning at Conover Tuttle Pace.
David Imani (COM ’15) is a Public Relations major, and is serving on the Executive Board for the first time this semester. He is excited to interact with BU and Boston’s PR community, and meet all the new members this fall! David says that PRSSA have given him a clear understanding of PR and the world associated with it. He is interested in any and all types of public relations, but is excited to explore government PR. (This is something he never thought he’d say, but says it’ll be an adventure!) After graduation, David sees himself slaving away at an agency in New York City. He has worked as the Media Relations Intern at BLAZE PR and the PR Intern at Arts Outreach. He is also involved on campus as an ASB Coordinator, and as the Public Relations Coordinator for Dance Theater Group. His hobbies include dancing, singing loudly to himself, water-skiing, and dreaming of being a movie star.
Programming Coordinator (Spring ’14)
Alex Hyken (COM ‘15) is a junior majoring in Public Relations. She has previously served on the Executive Board as Conference Coordinator, and is looking forward to bringing a new level of interest and excitement to PRSSA meetings along with her Co-Programming Coordinator, David. She cites PRSSA as having taught her more about public relations and the industry as an underclassman that she could have imagined. It also taught her to have confidence in herself as a person in the professional world. Alex is interested in the Music Industry, and ideally sees herself working at a record label in Los Angeles after graduation. She has held internships at the recording studio JAMBOX Entertainment, for a speaker/author at Shepard Presentations, and at Cone Communications. Alex loves traveling and exploring; she spent seven weeks on a help exchange in Italy last summer. On campus, she is a member of AEPhi, and loves coffee and yoga.
Brynn Murphy (COM ‘15) is majoring in Public Relations and minoring in French Language. She is thrilled to be serving as the PR Advanced Conference Coordinator after having been on the PR Advanced Sponsorship and PR Advanced Outreach Committees last year. Brynn has interned at Wakefern Food Corporation for the past two summers and is interested in Consumer PR. Aside from PR, Brynn is on the Women’s Varsity Lightweight Rowing Team at BU. She loves trying new foods and baking them as well. She looks forward to working with her e-board and other PRSSA chapters to create an event that will benefit PR students and serve to highlight the talents of many PR professionals.
Member Services Coordinator
Megan Tucker (COM ‘14) is majoring in Public Relations with a concentration in English. She has held this position since 2011, and is already excited to work with the wonderful new E-Board, as well as creating a close-knit group amongst PRSSA members. Megan says PRSSA has given her the confidence to network and put herself out there, while keeping her up-to-date on what is going on the industry. Interested in entertainment PR, Megan ideally sees herself working in publicity for television. On campus, Megan is also an Admissions Coordinator, Scarlet Speaker, and President of Kappa Delta. She has held internships at PMK*BNC, NBCUniversal, Cone Communications, and more. She enjoys job searching and reading about how she can further her career, but is also guilty of trolling THR & Deadline in her spare time. Other loves include edamame, Disney Princesses and Netflix. You can almost always find her in the GSU, probably wearing her jean jacket and eating Pinkberry.
Krystle Lischwe (COM’13) is majoring in Public Relations. Serving on the Executive Board as Programming Coordinator last year, Krystle is thrilled to continue her involvement with PRSSA as the Agency Director. With her past experiences and passion for interacting with the BU and Boston community, Krystle is prepared and excited to take on new and exciting clients. Outside of PRSSA, Krystle is a writer for TasteBUds, BU’s only student-run food magazine, and editor for the IR Review. Krystle is excited about her future PR career and plans to work in the electronic music industry. She looks forward to meeting and working with current and future PRSSA members.