Salem State student recipient of $2,000 scholarship from Public Relations Society of America

Jackie Lustig and Amy Ouellette

Salem resident Amy Ouellette, a junior communications major with a public relations concentration at Salem State University, was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Boston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at its November 7 meeting.

In presenting the award, PRSA Boston saluted Amy “for her perseverance in pursuing a degree in communications at Salem State University.” Amy first entered college in 1994 and after many hardships is working her way to completion in 2014 as an honors student with an outstanding grade-point average and a leadership role in the Public Relations Student Society of America, which has a chapter at Salem State.

Ouellette, who serves as vice president of PRSSA’s Salem State chapter, was instrumental in that organization taking home a judged bronze Bell Ringer Award from the New England Publicity Club last June for its campaign to tackle childhood obesity. The contest was a national one sponsored by PRSA for all the nation's student

Photo: Salem State junior Amy Ouellette, right, receives a $2,000 scholarship from Jackie Lustig, immediate past president of the Public Relations Society of America’s Boston chapter.