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PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter awards student with membership

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Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:20 pm

Peak Performer Award given to recent SUNY Buffalo State graduate Fardina Rahman for her outstanding achievements in public relations

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) bestowed its 2020 Peak Performer Award to Fardina Rahman, a recent graduate of SUNY Buffalo State. In honor of Rahman's outstanding achievements in the field of public relations as a student, PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter presented her a one-year PRSA national membership, a one-year Buffalo Niagara Chapter membership, and a waived initiation fee.

Rahman is a Bengali-American from New York City who intends to remain in Buffalo and pursue a career in communications. Her particular professional interests include business writing and community relations. Rahman currently works as the lead student assistant for the Jaqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center at SUNY Buffalo State.

Rahman graduated from SUNY Buffalo State last May with a major in public relations and minor in creative studies. During her time as an undergraduate, she served as treasurer and later as president for the college's chapter of PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America. As a new member of PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter, she will join the chapter's PRSSA liaison committee.

"Fardina is a bright, enthusiastic and driven young professional who embodies what our Peak Performer Award is all about," said Lori Allan, president of PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter. "Our PRSSA liaison committee and chapter as a whole will be stronger and more vibrant through her participation."

Additionally during her time at SUNY Buffalo State, Rahman served as the communication department's representative on the Dean's Student Council for the Arts and Humanities. She also received an induction to the National Society of Leadership and Success in recognition of her academic and leadership accomplishments.

PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter is Western New York's branch of the Public Relations Society of America – a professional organization serving the communications community. The local chapter began in 1963 and is one of 110 across the nation. Its 120 members represent a variety of industries, including corporate, nonprofit, government, counseling firms, educational institutions and professional service firms. Visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.org for more information.

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