Public Relations

A minor is offered in Public Relations.
Public Relations

The Public Relations minor at Franklin Pierce University focuses on an interdisciplinary blend of marketing and mass communication courses and experiences. The program is designed to foster development of the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the relationships between an organization or individual and its publics through effective communication and persuasion, media and organizational relations, and legal and ethical decision making practices.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, public relations specialists are expected to grow “much faster than average” or 20%  between  2008 – 2018. Many organizations are investing more heavily in public relations than ever before, especially with regard to social media and other web-based initiatives.

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Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge



Phyllis Scrocco Zrzavy
Professor of Mass Communication
B.S., B.Phil., M.Ed., Miami University
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Jason Little
Professor of Marketing
B.Mus., Keene State College
M.B.A., New Hampshire College
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Associate Professors

Paul Bush
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., Vermont College of Norwich University
M.F.A., Goddard College

Allan Rachlin
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland,
M.A., Arizona State University,
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Assistant Professors

Andrea M. Bergstrom
Coordinator of Public Relations Program
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
B.S., Franklin Pierce University
M.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
A.B.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Affiliated Faculty

Kenneth Clarke
Faculty, Business Administration 

Kristen D. Nevious
B.S., Valparaiso University
M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale