She has already completed six internships, is bilingual and studied abroad, has held ambassador and leadership roles for her alma mater and its PRSSA chapter, and somehow managed to accelerate completion of her degree… these are just some of the qualifications of the PRSA Boston Chapter’s latest Emerging Scholarship Award recipient.
At the chapter’s January 27 Client Perspective Roundtable event, and accompanied by her proud BU faculty advisor and past PRSA Boston President, Prof. Stephen Quigley, APR of the Boston University College of Communications (pictured, right, with PRSA Boston Board members Loring Barnes, APR, and Diane Pardes), Krystle Lischwe crisply outlined her pledge to enhance our Chapter’s diversity after being saluted as the 2013 Emerging Leader Scholarship recipient. In addition to the $2,000 monetary award she received earlier, Scholarship Chair Loring Barnes, APR presented Krystle with a formal wall certificate for her future office, an embossed leather folio for her first job interviews, and a check to fund her first year of PRSA membership. Loring thanked last year’s Scholarship Committee for their painstaking review and deliberation over last year’s applications, which spiked by 300%. The application form was made more rigorous, including an essay from which to demonstrate critical thinking and strategic action for case scenarios borrowed from news headlines: specifically, the Boston Marathon bombings.