Justin Crawford, a Niagara University senior majoring in communication studies, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Crawford was presented with the award during the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 15 at Cole’s Restaurant in Buffalo.
“There are three values of a public relations professional that students must demonstrate as a recipient of the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship Award—leadership, community service, and scholastic achievement—and I can say, without a doubt, that Justin well exceeds those values,” said Dr. Joseph M. Sirianni, associate professor of communication studies and co-advisor of the Public Relations Student Society of Niagara.
A Tonawanda, N.Y., native, Crawford is a member of the Public Relations Student Society at Niagara University, a New Student Orientation leader, a retreat leader and a member of the Campus Ministry student advisory board, and serves as promotions co-chair for the NU Campus Advisory Board. In the community, he served as a hockey coach for the Clarence Mustangs, the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department, and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, and is a volunteer with the Heart, Love & Soul Soup Kitchen in Niagara Falls, and Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier. He has made the dean’s list for the past six semesters and currently holds a 4.0 GPA.
This marks the third straight year that a Niagara University student has been selected for the prestigious May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship. Jennifer Gallo, a 2017 NU alumna, and Britini D’Angelo, a senior communication studies and theatre major, received the award in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Information on Niagara University’s communication studies programs can be found at www.niagara.edu/communication.