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Journalism senior named PRSA Northeast Ohio PR Student of the Year

Aug 9, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2012) – The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced that Sienna Tomko, a senior at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, was selected as the recipient of the Chapter’s 2012 Public Relations Student of the Year Award. Tomko will receive a $2,000 prize.

Each year, PRSA recognizes an exceptional student majoring in public relations or communications with the award. Students attending a Northeast Ohio university or college or students who are residents of Northeast Ohio are eligible to apply.

“We had an elite pool of applicants for the award this year,” said Cari Steiner, co-chair of the scholarship committee for PRSA Greater Cleveland and Ohio University alumna. “The selection committee was impressed with Sienna’s strong writing skills, professional experience and involvement in student organizations.”

Sienna Tomko will graduate from Ohio University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and strategic communications and a minor in business administration. She is a freelance account associate with CMP Communications, LLC, in Independence, Ohio, and interned with the American Diabetes Association during summer 2012. She also serves as vice president for ImPRessions, Ohio University’s nationally-affiliated student-run public relations firm.

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this year's PRSA Northeast Ohio PR Student of the Year Award,” Tomko said. “As an active member in the Hugh M. Culbertson PRSSA Chapter at Ohio University, I've seen firsthand how beneficial its membership has been and I look forward to continuing my membership in PRSA upon graduation.”

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