Emily Telford, a junior public relations major, was recently awarded the $2,500 Bridgestone Americas Public Affairs Scholarship, an annual award given by the Nashville-based company to a public affairs student who demonstrates academic excellence, campus service and professionalism. Telford, who also is earning a double minor in journalism and philosophy, has maintained a high grade point average while being an active campus leader. She is the former president of Belmont’s PRSSA Chapter and the former secretary and current volunteer for Bruin Recruiters, the student recruitment team at Belmont University. In addition to her campus service, she has had internships at Schmidt Relations, PassAlong Networks and National Renal Alliance. Telford is the third Belmont student to receive this scholarship, which was established in 2005.
“We are so grateful to Bridgestone Americas for its ongoing support of Belmont and our students,” said Pam Parry, public relations program director at Belmont University. “Bridgestone Americas has been a consistent, strong friend to the public relations program at Belmont, and Emily is a wonderful student who is very deserving of this honor. From day one, she’s been an active leader on campus and an engaged student in the classroom.”