Crawford Celebrates First Recipients of Courage in Communications Scholarship at USC Upstate

Salleah Brown-Massey

Salleah Brown-Massey

GREENVILLE, S.C. –November 3, 2021 – Crawford, a full service strategic-marketing agency located in Greenville, South Carolina, has awarded its first annual Courage in Communications Scholarship to USC Upstate students Salleah Brown-Massey and Tyone Archie. Crawford established the scholarship to benefit USC Upstate communication students representing historically underrepresented and underserved minority groups.

“It’s critically important that we help to create opportunity for students in this industry and we are thrilled to see talented students like Salleah and Tyone receive the scholarship this school year,” says Andy Windham, President, Chief Strategy Officer at Crawford. “USC Upstate has a stellar communications program and we look forward to continuing to support students pursuing their dreams in this field. During National Scholarship Month, we celebrate the ability of scholarships to make an important impact on a students’ ability to continue pursuing their education.”

Tyone Archie is a senior, first-generation college student pursuing his Communications degree with public relations concentration and a minor in criminal justice from USC Upstate. In addition to attending classes full-time, Archie, a Columbia native, participates in the Student Government Association to help address student issues.

Archie shared that with the scholarship, “I’m able to continue striving toward greatness and eliminate the halt in education within my family. Being selected for this scholarship shows me the work I put in behind the scenes for Upstate isn’t going unnoticed.”

Salleah Brown-Massey is a sophomore from Fort Mill, SC studying communications and global studies at USC Upstate. She was driven by her love for traveling and communicating with others. Along with being a full-time student, Salleah works on campus with the Resident Hall Association. Brown-Massey is the youngest of nine siblings and the third to pursue a college education.

The Courage in Communications Scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate students, during his/her sophomore, junior, or senior year, and who are pursuing a degree in Communications or Marketing. Recipient(s) must be from a socioeconomically disadvantaged, historically underrepresented, and underserved minority group and must demonstrate financial need. For more information about the scholarship, visit

About Crawford
Crawford is a full-service marketing and branding agency in Greenville, S.C. The agency provides a full range of services including advertising, SEO and SEM, video production, web design and digital marketing. Crawford is known for providing strategic and creative communications, highly responsive customer service and significant, award-winning results for its clients. Crawford has expertise in a variety of industries, including healthcare, travel and tourism, education, manufacturing, and financial services. In 2021, the company was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work. For more information, please visit our website at

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