Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly announced today that Amy Falkner, senior associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of advertising, will become interim dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, effective immediately. Falkner, who has been…
Newhouse student honored with major scholarship, internship
Laura Foti, a junior public relations major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has been named a 2012 New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship recipient. The $10,000 award includes an internship with the McGraw-Hill Co.
“I’m very honored to receive the scholarship,” Foti says. “This is not only validation for all of my hard work, but also motivation to continue pursuing a career in public relations.”
Foti is one of 18 scholarship recipients nationwide. They will be honored at the Matrix Awards luncheon on April 23 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. They will also appear on a live broadcast of NBC’s “Today” that morning.
Foti, who received the N. James Polney Award as a freshman, is director of finance for Hill Communications, Newhouse’s student-run public relations firm.
She has interned for minor league baseball team the Chatham Anglers and General Electric, and has studied in Argentina and Spain.
She plans to pursue a career in health care public relations.