She was the recipient of the A. Phillip Randolph "Unsung Hero Award"and the Kappa Alpha Psi Community Service Award She has also been featured on radio programs in Pennsylvania, Michigan and California. She was recently the recipient of the Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce Community Pillar Award and the Business Excellence Award went to the The New Citizens Press (Rina Risper) given by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.Rina is very active in the community and volunteered for Open Door Ministries and EVEs House. She personally works one on one with individuals in the community helping them find the resources they need to be successful, especially the homeless population and those impacted by murder. Rina also enjoys Facebooking and exploring Michigan. In 2011, she began hosting The New Perspective radio show on Michigan Business Network. She also is the President of the Walnut Neighborhood Organization and successful managed to broker a deal with a large corporation to benefit the community at large for years to come.