proud to announce our Y.A.C. (Youth Activities Counsel) President, Shonnan Usman is the Recipient of the 2015 Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) Media Scholarship. Shonnan insha’Allah will be a rising Junior at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
When asked to reflect on the scholarship and the importance of Muslims entering the field of Public Relations Shonnan stated, “As a student of Public Relations, we are taught to think global, and act local. We live in a time where there is a need for Muslims in the fields of media more than ever before, because of misrepresentation of Islam and the rise of violent extremism. It’d time that we told our own story and show the great things that Muslims can do for society. We need to demonstrate that Islam is not part of the issue, but it is part of the solution.”
May Allah (SWT) grant Shonnan success in all his endeavors and may those successes be of benefit to the umma.
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