Drake public relations major Sarah Mondello won the Ferne Bonomi and Dr. Henry Milam Scholarship, awarded by the Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Bonomi is a longtime Iowa public relations professional and Milam is a beloved retired SJMC PR professor.
Annually, the Central Iowa PRSA chapter offers the scholarship to assist a student in the pursuit of public relations education. The winning student is selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement in addition to commitment to the public relations profession.
Kristin Sunde, PRSA Central Iowa past president, selected Mondello as this year’s winner. Sunde said Mondello’s “application, resume, and transcript were incredibly impressive. [She’s] got a bright future.”