PRSSA and Starbucks collaborate on coffee

Flyer for the event Courtesy of PRSSA

Flyer for the event Courtesy of PRSSA

By Kiara Mays | Published Nov. 28, 2017

This past Halloween through Nov. 6, Kean University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) members invited students and staff to “Wind Down After Midterms” with one of two exclusive drinks at the Nancy Thompson Library Starbucks location.

For a second year in a row, the organization came up with the two new drinks to off er the Kean community as a fundraising event. This year featured the “Pumpkin Patch Frappuccino” and the “Pecan Pie Latte”.

“Everyone loved it the first year, so we decided to bring it back again,” said Evan Hewitt, senior, communications major and member of PRSSA.

Both drinks, which cost $4 for a “Grande” size and $5 for a “Venti” size gave customers the option to add a special topping. The “Pumpkin Patch Frappuccino” featured a green whipped cream topping, caramel drizzle, and pumpkin spice while the “Pecan Pie Latte” featured a whipped cream topping as well, crushed graham cracker, and sea salt.

“I actually tried the ‘Pecan Pie Latte’ and it was sooo good,” said Chanel Wells, junior, and Business major.

Whitney Edwards, graduating senior, current employee at Starbucks and chapter development [manager] for Kean’s PRSSA chapter came up with the idea for the organization to create their own drinks last year.

“We started this fundraiser last semester in order to bring awareness to our organization,” said Edwards. “We are a non-funded group here on campus so creating a fundraiser that was different from the standard bake sale was our way to make ourselves stand out.”

Edwards also mentioned that they’ve surpassed last year’s earnings and the money raised will go towards future events and apparel for the organization.

The members of PRSSA would like to send a special “Thank You” to Gourmet Dining and Starbucks for helping them bring their idea to fruition. Also, to stay connected with Kean University’s PRSSA chapter, follow them on most social media platforms @KeanPRSSA.

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