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Dec. 17, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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EMU Student Wins Public Relations Award

YPSILANTI — The Public Relations Society of America’s Detroit Chapter presented its “Rising Star” award to Eastern Michigan University senior Stephanie Scheer, of Monroe, Mich.

The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated exceptional ability, professionalism and achievement in his or her internship. The award is designed to encourage student growth and recognize outstanding initiative in the field of public relations.

A public relations major, Scheer currently serves as president of the Eastern Michigan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and is an intern at Ford Health System. She will graduate in April 2009.

"It's an honor to have received the Rising Star Award from PRSA- Detroit as a student at EMU and Henry Ford's intern,” said Scheer. “At Henry Ford Health System, I have the ability to take the lessons I have learned in the classroom and see how they apply to the corporate public relations environment."

PRSA-Detroit is the sixth largest Chapter of PRSA with approximately 500 members -- from students to seasoned professionals, who represent business and industry, agencies, solo practitioners, associations, nonprofit organizations and government entities. The Chapter is committed to education and diversity, and serves as a gateway to public relations professionals by providing educational and career opportunities for its members.

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