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.