Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-09-18

By Lauren Womack

Laura Powell, a senior journalism and mass communication major at Samford University, was selected to receive the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Alabama student scholarship for 2012. Powell is from Louisville, Ky. 

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding public relations student in Alabama who is a student-participant in the PRSA Alabama Chapter Mentorship Program. 

Powell, who is the vice president of Samford's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, said she is "extremely appreciative" of the scholarship and the generosity of the Alabama PRSA.  

"I encourage all JMC students to get involved with Samford's PRSSA chapter," she said. "It has benefited me in so many ways, including introducing me to this scholarship and PRSA professionals in Alabama. I cannot thank them enough."

Lauren Womack is special projects coordinator in Samford's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.