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Most Promising Multicultural Students Program selects Rich & Safren

Allie Rich Anna SafrenThe School of Advertising & Public Relations at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is honored to have two undergraduate advertising students be selected for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Most Promising Multicultural Students Program (MPMS). We are pleased to announce Juniors Allie Rich and Anna Safren were chosen among forty- eight others to represent fifty of the top- performing college students for 2015. They are both invited to travel to NYC in February to receive their awards.

“I am extremely honored and excited for this opportunity! I couldn’t have done it with out the help of the School of Advertising. I sincerely appreciate the encouragement and guidance from Dr. Childers and Dr. Haley. They are truly special mentors who care about the future of their students. I am fortunate to be a part of such a great program!” – Anna Safren

Both Safren and Rich went through a process of: resume selection, personal essays, letters of recommendation, and additional academic requirements upon selection.

“I am very honored to be selected as one of the most promising multicultural advertising students, and thankful of Dr.Childers and Dr.Haleys encouragement and help with applying. I am excited for the opportunities to come with it, and to represent and celebrate diversity within the industry. “ – Alexandria Rich

The AAF is designed to connect industries with the nation’s top minority students. It allows the industry representatives to interact and recruit fresh talent and to help the industry’s workforce better reflect the multiculturalism of today’s society. For more information about the AAF’s diversity programs including the Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, please visit the AAF website.

Congratulations to the 2016 Most Promising Multicultural Students Class

Asia Adona
Cristina Arcay
Wipaporn Arwatchanakarn
Benigno Bacolores
Eliezer Blunes
Chelsea Ceasor
Yi-Chin Chang
Kendal Coker
Tien Dang
Nikki Davis
Ciara Dixon
Cheryl Raux
Anjanee Ferguson
Jasmin Garcia
Nicole Godreau
Laura Gonzalez
Ronald Hendricks
Simone Jackson
Asharae Jones
Lidia Juarez
Cameron Kirksey
Paulina Liang
Isabelle Loose
Marissa Lopez
Daniel Luong

Taylor Moore
Meghana Murthy
Benjamin Ng
Jane Ngo
Kim Nguyen
Jordan Orman-Weiss
Rodolfo Otamendi
Dimon Paige
Jon Park
Juan Pinon
Ashlea Ramirez
Juan Ramos
Alexandra Rich
Jermaine Richards
Daglys Riva-Martinez
Stephen Rivera
Yolanda Saetern
Anna Safren
Catherine Samarista
Rachel Shearer
Joshua Sheetz
Carter Smalley
Jonel Turner
Aya Watanabe
Olivia Wilson