Category Guest Speaker


Article by Madison Gabor – EsPResso Committee Member On Wednesday, February 21st, Marist PRSSA hosted a Webinar event with Monica Couvillion, an Account Executive from a global public relations firm, Edelman. Monica is a Marist Alumni (’16) and former PRSSA member, therefore, it was extremely easy for the members to relate to her as she […]


Article by Katy Zielinski – EsPResso Staff Writer On November 15, 2017, Marist PRSSA hosted their PR Professionals Panel. This successful event concluded the chapter’s guest speaker series. On the panel was Steven Andersen, Vice President of Content and Client Strategy at Infinite Global, John Barry, a music and arts journalist at the Poughkeepsie Journal, […]


Article by Paisley Haddad – EsPResso Staff Writer On October 25, 2017, Marist College’s  PRSSA held a senior internship panel that featured three seniors in the PR workforce. These seniors, Marina Ballentine (Health Quest), Brooke DiPalma (News 12 Long Island, Yahoo!,WABC-TV), and Lindsey Wells (Devrises Global, Jonesworks), all gave the audience a glimpse into what […]

Poughkeepsie Gets Bern-ed at Political Rally

Article by Taylor Romano | esPResso Staff Writer  | U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders goes the extra mile while speaking at last Tuesday’s rally in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sanders and his campaign staff flourished when executing a rally in just two days. Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive, reached out to candidates on Sunday, April 10 […]

Marist College Plays Host to Critical Mention Workshop

Article by Christina Crasto | esPResso Staff Writer Public relations students at Marist were invited last week to a training workshop on the media monitoring software Critical Mention with the company’s Director of Marketing Dane Wiseman. Media monitoring is the process of monitoring the print, online and broadcast media of a particular company or industry for […]

Celebrating PRSA/PRSSA Ethics Month with Ruder Finn Ethics Officer

Article by Rebecca Golub | Have you ever thought about how “fundamental values are universal?” Well Emmanuel Tchividjian has. As the ethics officer of Ruder Finn, it is his job to advise others on how to apply ethical values to all forms of communication. On Wednesday, September 23, Tchividjian visited Marist College for PRSA/PRSSA’s Ethics […]

Guest Speaker: Chris Gillick of Peppercomm

Article by Luke Carberry Mogan | esPResso Staff Writer Chris Gillick, a media and content specialist with Peppercomm, spent the day at Marist on Wednesday, April 15, speaking with public relations students about agency life and his experiences in the financial services sector, among other topics. The Colgate University graduate began his presentation to the PRSSA […]