Student Organizations


NAPRCA Student Chapters

At NAPRCA, students are considered part of our membership and accorded the same benefits as professional members, including attendance at our monthly chapter meetings, workshops, conferences – even participation on volunteer committees. We welcome you into our network.

If you are a student at the University of North Alabama in Florence, you have a vibrant student chapter and must join NAPRCA through UNA PRide.

UNA PRide Student Chapter

Advisor: Dr. Beth Garfrerick
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Darnell

UNA Pride, or Public Relations Individuals Dedicated to Excellence, is the official student public relations organization at the University of North Alabama. Membership eligibility includes PR majors and minors and students who have taken or are currently enrolled in COM 230, the Fundamentals of PR course. One annual membership fee to UNA Pride also includes membership in:

  • The North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (NAPRCA)
  • Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Find UNA Pride on facebook .

Other Local Students

We want you to know, if you attend a local college and university without an NAPRCA student chapter, you are still welcome to join NAPRCA!

Students of Alabama A&M, UAHuntsville, Oakwood College, Athens State University, JF Drake State Community and Technical College, Calhoun Community College, Northwest Shoals Community College, Northeast Alabama Community College – you can join as a student directly through the professional chapter [ link ].

If you’re interested in starting a new student chapter, let us know!