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LeGendre receives PRSA award

Renee LeGendre, a senior communications major from Toledo, Ohio, has been recognized as the outstanding graduate from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

The award recognizes one graduating student from the seven university and college public relations programs that the chapter supports.

"I'm especially proud to see Renee receive this year's Outstanding Graduate PRISM

Award and can't imagine a student better qualified for it” said Dr. Steven Iseman, APR, Fellow PRSA, and ONU professor of communication arts and public relations. “Her level of involvement on campus and with ONU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter is extraordinary. As this award demonstrates she has excelled and I'm delighted to see her receive this wonderful recognition. I have no doubt that she'll have a very bright future in the world of public relations."

The outstanding graduate demonstrates outstanding initiative in preparing for a career in public relations, excels in academic pursuits and applies knowledge gained in the classroom through active involvement in PRSSA and internships. LeGendre is the third ONU student in the past five years to receive the prestigious award.

Highly active in the campus community, LeGendre currently serves as the president of the ONU chapter of PRSSA. She works in the Admissions Office as a Bear Ambassador and in the Communication Arts Department as the assistant director for student recruitment. She chaired the planning committee for the 2011 Central Ohio Regional PaRtners Public Relations Conference this past April.

LeGendre will graduate in May with a B.A in communications, specifically public relations.