Medina Native Named 2013 PR Student Of The Year

The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today announced that Medina, Ohio-native Nicole Spears, a senior at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism  at Ohio University, was selected as the recipient of the Chapter’s 2013 Northeast Ohio Public Relations Student of the Year Award.

This $2,000 award recognizes an exceptional student majoring in either public relations or communications. Students attending a Northeast Ohio university or college or students who are residents of Northeast Ohio are eligible for the award.

“PRSA Greater Cleveland is committed to recognizing rising talent in the area and honoring these individuals for their hard work,” said Cari Steiner, co-chair of the scholarship committee for PRSA Greater Cleveland. “The Chapter hopes to cultivate a culture of Northeast Ohio pride, and help retain promising young professionals in this region.”

Spears will graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications and a minor in anthropology and business administration. She is currently an intern at LaunchSquad, a public relations agency in San Francisco.

“We had a talented, diverse pool of award applicants this year,” added Melissa Carney, co-chair of the scholarship committee for PRSA Greater Cleveland. “The selection committee was impressed with Nicole’s professional experience, involvement in student organizations and academic success.”

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