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!).
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Martine is a senior focusing in non-profit PR and pursuing a minor in Anthropology. She previously served as Community Service Chair and Member Services Coordinator before departing to adventure across Londontown for Study Abroad. After two years of learning, gaining invaluable experience, and being an overall active member in BU PRSSA, she is extremely excited to serve her final year as President. Her internships at Cone Communications, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Chelsea & Westminster Health Charity, and Ogilvy PR will offer her the necessary knowledge to lead and learn from our 2015-2016 Chapter. PRSSA helped make Martine realize that PR is her niche and something she can intertwine with her passions, making it less like a job and more like a lifestyle. In addition to PRSSA, Martine is a Program Manager at the Community Service Center, gives tours as an Admissions Ambassador, and works at Agganis Arena (free shows, yay!) When she’s not fulfilling her duties, she loves making music, hiking, and concert-going (which is where all her money goes.)
Jess Gelbwaks (COM ’17) is a junior majoring in Advertising. After being on the Creative Promotional committee for both PR Advanced: #FuelTheFuture and Breaking Barriers Regional Conferences, she is really excited to take on a new role in the chapter as Vice President. Outside of PRSSA, Jess is the Social Media and Branding intern for Thirst Juice Co., a juice and health food startup in Boston. She is excited to learn more about the PR industry this year and apply this knowledge to her roles in both PRSSA and her internship. In her free time, you can most likely find Jess going on a run in Brookline, at the nearest yoga studio, or just hanging out with her friends.
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Public Relations Coordinator
Daisy Ruiz (COM ’17) is a junior majoring in Public Relations with a concentration in French Language. She joined PRSSA her sophomore year and attended the weekly meetings. She became more involved her junior year when she joined BUPRSSA’s digital media team, and is now excited to take on the role of PR Coordinator. She hopes to learn more about engaging with audiences via different media platforms. You can also find Daisy snapping photographs around campus as she is a photographer for the B.U. yearbook. On her free time she loves to hang out with friends, try new restaurants, and go to concerts.
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Carly Gibson is a sophomore studying public relations. After serving as the Community Service Chair for BU PRSSA, she is excited to expand her involvement in PRSSA by joining us as the financial coordinator. She has previously held internships in event planning with Rafanelli Events, which she attained through PRSSA connections, and David Beahm Design in New York City. She looks forward to continuing with events. Outside of PRSSA, you’ll find Carly volunteering with Omega Phi Alpha, at her nannying job, or at Pavement with two coffees in hand.
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Rebecca Stone (COM ’18) is a sophomore Public Relations major. After being an elite member for the fall semester and participating on the Unleashed PR team, Rebecca is excited to take on the role as Programming Coordinator. This club allows students to utilize the connections and opportunities Boston University and the city of Boston has to offer and Rebecca is looking forward to working with the range of communication professionals. Along with PRSSA, Rebecca is an Admissions Ambassador and plays for the BU Women’s Club Basketball team. Rebecca loves living in Boston and walking around the city and finding new, unique places.
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Emily Gianvecchio (COM ’18) is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Italian. After working on the Creative Promotion team for PR Advanced’s 2015 Conference, she’s excited to have a greater presence in the creation on the conference by taking on the role of Conference Coordinator. She hopes her events experience as a Programming Intern at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison WI will assist her in organizing another enlightening and engaging conference. Outside of PRSSA you can find Emily performing in musicals with Boston University On Broadway, singing in the Symphonic Choir, or traipsing around Boston in search of the best dessert.
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Kristie Evans Franco (COM’16) is a senior majoring in public relations with a minor in psychology. After coming to Boston University without knowing what career path to follow, she finally found public relations to be the perfect fit. She has participated in the PRSSA for three semesters and has been a member of the student-run agency Unleashed PR for a year. After acquiring experience in corporate settings and within organization, she is ready to take on the role of agency director in hopes of promoting growth, involvement, and creativity. Her personal interests include music and literature, and she is always looking to learn about other’s personal passions.
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Member Services Coordinator
Courtenay Sanchez (COM’18) is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Film and TV. Having only transferred last year to BU, she was not sure if PRSSA would be a good fit for her or not, but she took a chance and joined! She has been an active member since joining, working on the Participant Outreach committee for PRAdvanced’s 2016 Regional Conference. This is her first semester serving on E-Board. In her free time, you can catch Courtenay discreetly binging out on TV shows or running to catch the BU bus from Danielsen.
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