Western Carolina University will host a meet and greet to support the formation of a new chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for Western North Carolina.

The informational and networking event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 204 of WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.

With more than 30,000 members, PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications industry.

“Currently, communications professionals in WNC have to travel to Charlotte or the Tri-Cities area in Tennessee to attend PRSA meetings,” said Janet Oppenheimer, who is spearheading the new chapter formation. “There is both the need and the desire for a PRSA chapter headquartered in WNC.”

Kevin Storr, chair of the Southeast District of PRSA and director of communications and adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Professions, will provide information about the benefits of PRSA membership.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on programming ideas for monthly events.

Reservations are requested, since refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Betty Farmer at bfarmer@wcu.edu or 227-3804.