PPRS is pleased to announce that Shayla Gaither of Albright College is our 2020 scholarship recipient. A current junior, Shayla has a GPA of 3.951 and is majoring in business administration and communications with a concentration in in PR and advertising.
One of Shayla’s professors writes, “Shayla was one of the few students I could always rely on to have done the reading and have thoughts on the material to share with the class. Shayla is an excellent student, she is diligent, hard-working, and determined to reach her goals…At Albright, Shayla has experienced firsthand, the difficulty that disabled persons can face on a campus that is, in some instances, inaccessible to disabled individuals. Still, facing these difficulties, Shayla worked to make Albright more accessible for herself and others.”
Shayla has presented “Keep Pushing Forward,” an empowerment presentation for high school students and manages the social media pages of United Spinal Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. She is also a board member for the Council for an Inclusive, Thriving, and Equitable Community, a member of the Dearden Honor Society, and a member of the Albright Visual Arts Organization. Shayla has interned at NBC and is a member of the Philly Ad Club.
PPRS looks forward to welcoming Shayla to an upcoming meeting, although the details have yet to be determined given our current circumstances.