LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information integrated strategic communication senior Camille Wright has been selected to participate in the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2022 program.
The prestigious program connects the nation's top multicultural advertising students to leading industry professionals. Selected students gain invaluable networking and professional development opportunities.
Since AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students program launched in 1997, less than a thousand students nationwide have been selected to participate. This year, Wright was one of 50 students picked from a competitive pool of thousands of applicants across the country. She is the first UK student to ever be admitted to the program.
“When I learned I was selected, I literally started screaming,” Wright said. In February, she will make her first-ever trip to New York City to attend the program.
“This program will give Camille national exposure, allowing her to connect with top recruiters, agencies and peers,” said Adriane Grumbein, an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication.
Achievements of this caliber are not uncommon for Wright. She has been recognized in various capacities during her college career and faculty and staff regard her as an integral part of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication and other campus organizations like Ad Club and PRSSA with which she is involved.
"I was thrilled when I was informed an ISC student has been selected," said ISC Department Chair Chike Anyaegbunam. "But I was not surprised when I learned that the student is our promising, illustrious and versatile Camille Wright."
Wright attributes her success to the support of faculty like Grumbein, who encouraged her to apply.
“The whole department is always super supportive. Whenever there is an opportunity, they always send it our way because they have so much faith in us,” Wright said. “It just encourages you more to want to apply because you have faculty and staff that are rooting for you the whole time.”
Wright will graduate from UK in May of 2022 with degrees in integrated strategic communication and digital media design.
Learn more about AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Programs at https://aaf.org/mpms/.
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