Professor Russell Motley, Journalism; Executive Director C. Vernon Martin; Mary-Angie Salva-Ramirez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication; Ivana Maric, Senior; Zachary Rinckins, Project Manager.
Miami Gardens, FL (October 4, 2019) – The Miami chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awarded FMU’s Ivana Maric a $2,750 Ev Clay Scholarship. The PRSA Miami Endowment supports excellence in the public relations profession and since its establishment in 1985 has helped over 153 students.
“Winning the Ev-Clay/PRSSA Scholarship second year in a row means so much to me. It is an incredible confidence boost and I feel closer to my goal now more than ever,” said Ivana Maric, a senior from Serbia majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. “I am honored and thankful to be a part of this organization.”
Maric is also passionate about sports and is a member of FMU’s volleyball team. Upon graduation, she aspires to earn a master’s degree and eventually open a public relations company. She is not the first FMU student to earn the Ev Clay scholarship. The program has produced roughly two dozen scholars over the last decade.
“I’m very proud of Ivana’s achievements. She is the embodiment of what a student-athlete ought to be: passionate about the sport she loves and equally passionate about her academic endeavors,” said Mary-Angie Salva-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication and adviser of the national award-winning FMU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.
“PRSA Miami, our sponsoring chapter, continues to be instrumental in helping FMU public relations students achieve their goals.”
Located within the School of Arts and Sciences, the Communication program resides in the university’s Humanities Department. It confers a bachelor’s degree in Communication with concentrations in Public Relations or Broadcasting. The Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund is the largest, and perhaps oldest, scholarship fund in the nation operated by a PRSA chapter. This past year scholarships were awarded to students attending Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, and the University of Miami.
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