PRSA Nashville has awarded Chelsea Lomartire, senior at Belmont University, the chapter’s 2019 scholarship. She is a double major in public relations and entertainment industries studies. Lomartire has been an active member of Belmont PRSSA’s executive board since 2017 and currently serves as the executive director of Tower Creative Communications, Belmont’s student-run public relations firm.
She is a current intern for the Nashville Soccer Club and has completed previous internships in public relations, events and artist management in both Nashville and New Hampshire. Lomartire is also the recipient of a 2019 PRSSA National Gold Key Award for her leadership and service. She and her team received a 2019 PRSA Nashville Parthenon Award of Merit for their campaign, #BUwithpurpose, on behalf of the nonprofit With Purpose. The organization’s mission is to empower and educate the next generation of advocates for improved treatments for childhood cancer. Lomartire was awarded $1,000 from PRSA Nashville’s endowed scholarship fund and will graduate from Belmont University in December 2019.
“PRSA Nashville is proud to support Chelsea and all of our students as they advance their education and launch their careers,” said Jackie Cavnar, PRSA Nashville endowment chair.
The PRSA Nashville scholarship fund is awarded each year to a public relations student in their junior or senior year. Students must demonstrate active engagement in professional development and in pursing work as a future public relations practitioner. Applicants must be enrolled at a university with a PRSSA chapter affiliated with the PRSA Nashville chapter, which includes Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Middle Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. Applications for the endowed scholarship are submitted each spring to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (www.cfmt.org). Applications for the endowed scholarship are submitted each spring to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (www.cfmt.org). PRSA members can support the program by making a donation to the endowment through the same site.
~ By Lucy Walsh