Jody Karg is named the 2019 Art Stevens PRSA-NY/ CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations.
Scholarship celebrates 12 years of support for outstanding public relations students
Jody Karg, a student in the Advertising/Public Relations Program in the Division of Humanities and the Arts at The City College of New York, is named the 2019 Art Stevens PRSA-NY/ CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship for her continued study at CCNY during her senior year. This marks the 12th year that Art Stevens has funded this scholarship to support rising talent.
Stevens, managing partner of The Stevens Group and a CCNY alumnus, created the scholarship in 2008 to support talented students majoring in communications. His commitment to both PRSA-NY and the City College Communications Alumni Group inspired him to name the scholarship for both organizations. Stevens scholars are recognized at the annual spring CCNY Communications Alumni Group Awards and at the PRSA NY Big Apple Awards.
“Jody is an outstanding recipient for this important award,” said Lynn Appelbaum, professor in the Ad/PR program. “As a PRSSA CCNY chapter leader and CCNY SJ Levy Scholar, Jody has a stellar academic record and proven leadership abilities. She has all the makings of a great PR professional.”
With a strong foundation in media relations, Jody currently interns at RooneyPartners, a boutique PR agency that specializes in finance, healthcare, industry and technology clients.
“Art Stevens’s support plays an essential role in student success because it alleviates the tuition burden, so students can focus on their academics and careers,” said Ed Keller, professor and Ad/PR program director. “Beyond the financial support, Art continues to mentor his scholars and has built a family of Stevens Scholar alumni who meet annually to support each other. Art is a role model in our industry.”
Former Stevens Scholars have had successful careers in public relations and in other areas. They include: Anne Tan ‘09 (Queens Botanical Garden, Marketing Manager), Asaf Breier ‘12 (Leader of The Tavivian Group Investment Arm, Residential & Commercials Sales), Caterine Barfell ’13 (Ketchum, Account Supervisor), Brent Reams ‘14 (Newell Brands, Associate PR Manager), Susan Akinyi ‘16 (VMLY&R, Account Executive) and Oriol Brull ’18 (Partnerships Coordinator at TrainingPeaks).
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