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DOWNEY - Downey resident Nichole Hamilton has been named an Alfred Fleishman Diversity fellow, part of FleishmanHillard's initiative to address the need for more diversity in the public relations industry.
Hamilton - a Cal State Long Beach graduate and former intern and contributor for the Patriot - was also a recipient of the Lagrant Foundation Scholarship both in 2011 and 2012, a scholarship for ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students.
Hamilton works full-time for FleishmanHillard and is one of only 19 fellows from across the nation.
"I know their passion, energy and ideas will position them for success and strengthen our capabilities," Dave Senary, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard, said of the fellows. "I'm proud of the way they represent the critical mission of this program - to help bring a richer diversity to FleishmanHillard and the communications industry as a whole."
The fellowship program was named in honor of Alfred Fleishman, the agency's co-founder and a pioneer of modern public relations. He was a champion for human rights, connecting people from diverse backgrounds and breaking down communications barriers.
Published: Oct. 31, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 29