Published on September 6, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Samford JMC Major Asia Burns
Samford JMC Major Asia Burns

Samford University journalism and mass communication junior Asia Burns of Alpharetta, Georgia, has earned the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) Gary Yoshimura Scholarship.

Each year, only one U.S. student is chosen for the Yoshimura Scholarship, which provides funding for the student’s education.

“Receiving this honor is an incredibly humbling experience,” Burns said. “Being granted such a prestigious award, and receiving so many congratulations as a result, is very overwhelming.”

Burns, who is concentrating in the fields of public relations and print journalism, is president of Samford’s PRSSA chapter and serves as editor-in-chief of the Samford Crimson. This summer, she completed an internship with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

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.