Member Spotlight: Adam Tapparo

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Adam Tapparo, of Beaver, Pa., is a senior Public Relations major at Waynesburg University. He declared Public Relations as his major after taking Business and Professional Speaking. At the time, he was an Advertising major; however, he wanted a major that allowed for more interaction with others. Adam serves as an Account Coordinator within Red Brick Communications student-run firm, along with being an active general body of WUPRSSA. This past summer he interned at WordWrite Communications located in Pittsburgh, Pa. This Public Relations firm let him focus on campaigns, the company’s online image and inbound marketing.

Outside of the Department of Communication, Adam is involved with WU’s Line, the improvisational comedy group on campus, and enjoys spending time at the gym with his roommate. He plays guitar with his father traveling to different events; together they are “Adam and the Old Man”.

What made you become a public relations major?

I love the “building mutually beneficial relationships” part of PR. I have always been an incredibly social creature and I find that PR is a perfect fit in that regard.”

Do you have any advice for other public relations and communications students?

My advice for communications and PR students is to get involved in areas in which you are passionate. However, take some time to do something that is not in your major. Grades are important, but I think it’s more important to be a well-rounded person overall.”


Amanda Troncone is a current freshman at Waynesburg University majoring in Public Relations. She is active in WUPRSSA where she serves as the service chair, Red Brick Communications, the Lamplighters and The Hive. During her free time, Amanda likes to write short stories and scroll through Pinterest. After graduation, she hopes to work with a non-profit organization.

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