Laurie Wilson, chairwoman of the communications department at Brigham Young University, has been selected to become a fellow of the Public Relations Society of America.

She will be inducted into the College of Fellows on Oct. 17 in Boston. The college has named 311 members as fellows out of the 20,000 members in PRSA since its beginning a decade ago.Wilson began teaching communication classes at BYU in 1989. She has also taught at American University.

Wilson was named chairwoman of the Department of Communications in August 1997.