Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.260.8466; Lucie Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.925.6726

Rochester, Mich. – October 1, 2021 – Lucie Fornasiero, Director at EAFocus Communications, a Rochester-based public relations firm, is pleased to be a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Douglas and Joan C. Deas Memorial Scholarship. The award will assist in her pursuit of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Douglas and Joan C. Deas Memorial Scholarship was established through a generous gift of $210,000.00 from the Donald A. Jackson Irrevocable Trust and serves to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

“I’m honored to receive this scholarship and am grateful for the assistance it will provide me as I continue pursuing my MBA at Wayne State,” Fornasiero said. “I am thoroughly enjoying the program and the opportunities it presents, allowing me to apply my experiences from my professional career to my education, and vice versa.”

Fornasiero began pursuing her MBA in January 2021. She started her professional career in 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin, as a project manager with healthcare software giant Epic. Interacting with C-suite executives from some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems to coordinate the implementation of Epic software, she earned the Capstone Award, which recognizes the key contributor who went above and beyond to bring a customer to success during an implementation. From Epic, she moved to public sector consulting, communications, and project management. She joined EAFocus in May 2021. She holds an undergraduate dual degree in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

About EAFocus, Inc.
EAFocus is a public relations firm based in Rochester, Michigan, and established in 1999. With a focus on professional services including the law, public accounting, physicians and dentists, healthcare organizations, school districts, and commercial real estate, among other fields, EAFocus seeks to connect clients with media to offer expert advice and opinions on relevant topics. The firm also offers crisis communications services, grant writing, and project management for initiatives requiring a strong communications strategy and implementation plan. Learn more at