Jacob Farbman Named the Region's
Outstanding Public Relations Educator
- At its Pepperpot and Achievement Awards Banquet on Dec. 6, the
Philadelphia Chapter of Public Relations Society of America presented
the 2007 Anthony Fulginiti Outstanding Public Relations Educator
Award to Jacob Farbman, M.A., APR, adjunct professor, Communication
Studies Department, The College of New Jersey.
The award is named after Rowan University Professor Anthony Fulginiti,
APR, Fellow PRSA. It honors an individual who helps shape future
PR professionals through their contributions in the classroom
or Public Relations Student Society of America.
"Professor Farbman's constant support since taking his class in
the fall 2006 semester has guided me into a graduate assistantship
and a public relations internship," said TCNJ alumnus and current
Rowan University graduate student Greg Howe, who nominated Farbman
for the award. "I continue to take comfort in knowing that Jake
is there for me if I ever need him; professionally or personally."
"The Communication Studies Department is thrilled that Jake has
won this much deserved award," said Department Chair Dr. Susan
Ryan. "His teaching has enriched our curriculum substantially."
Farbman has worked as an adjunct professor of communication studies
at TCNJ in Ewing since January 2001, teaching Introduction to
Communication Theory and Strategies of Public Relations. During
this time, he has helped over two dozen of his best and brightest
students land internships, graduate assistantships and entry-level
positions in the communication, education and high-technology
Full-time, Farbman serves as the director of communications for
the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, the state association
for New Jersey's 19 community colleges. Farbman holds an Accredited
in Public Relations (APR) distinction awarded by the Universal
Accreditation Board of PRSA. He is a graduate of the Chair Academy's
2006-2007 NJ Community College Leadership Program. He holds a
master's degree in corporate public relations and a bachelor's
degree in communications both from Rowan University. In addition,
he holds an associate's degree in communications/journalism from
Salem Community College.
Farbman resides in Mount Laurel, N.J.
The Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA is a vital resource for communications
professionals throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. One
of the largest PRSA chapters in the country, it offers its more
than 450 members a variety of services including professional
development, mentoring, networking, the region's preeminent communications
job bank, and an opportunity to earn professional accreditation
through the APR exam, PR's highest professional designation.