The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter (HPRA-NY) executive board has announced the winners of the HPRA-NY 2014 Scholarship Program. Krystal Suarez, senior at CUNY majoring in Communications and Crystal Belmont, senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing, will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to be applied to their 14-15 academic school year and a year-long membership to HPRA-NY.
“HPRA-NY is proud to honor the achievements of Hispanic youth seeking to pursue a career in our industry” said Andy Checo, president of HPRA-NY. “The future of the Hispanic PR industry thrives when professionals are empowered to meet their maximum potential, and for this reason, the HPRA-NY scholarship program is the organization’s most important undertaking and valuable asset.”
The HPRA-NY Scholarship Program was created to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals in the field of marketing, advertising and/or public relations.
Suarez adds, “Receiving this scholarship from HPRA gives me the freedom I need to continue my educational endeavors. It’s a humbling recognition, and a reminder to keep pushing,” asserts Suarez. Belmont adds, “”Winning this scholarship humbles me and has proven that I am not only one step closer to becoming a leading Latina in the public relations and marketing field but closer to making a difference as well. I am honored to be identified as a Hispanic Public Relations Association scholarship recipient.”
The 2014 HPRA-NY executive board is comprised of the following members: President- Andy Checo of MundoFox; Vice Presidents – Federico Mejer of MGSCOMM and Veronica Potes, Univision; Secretary – Maria Amor of FORMULATIN and Treasurer – Evelyn Galarza of Time Warner Cable.