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TCNJ's Jacob Farbman Named the Region's
Outstanding Public Relations Educator

PHILADELPHIA - 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 fields.

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.