news, December 17th, 2012
Audrey Henderson ’13 was named one of 50 Most Promising Minority Students by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for 2013. AAF’s Most Promising Minority Students Program is the premier advertising industry award program to recognize and recruit outstanding minority college graduates in advertising, marketing, media and communications. The program honors the students and enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with industry professionals.
Audrey Henderson ’13 is a senior business honors and marketing major, creative studies minor and advertising certificate student from Lake Jackson, Texas. She is the first student from Texas A&M to receive the recognition. Selection for this program involved a nationwide search for the top 50 advertising, communications or marketing college seniors based on their demonstrated interest in the advertising industry, leadership potential and community service. Henderson will be attending the Building Bridges for Our Future Awards Luncheon in New York City in February, as part of a three-day, expense-paid trip provided by AAF.
As an undergraduate, Henderson has held multiple leadership positions within the Aggie Advertising Club and Texas A&M’s award-winning National Student Advertising Conference team. She was recently selected as a member of Mays Business Fellows Group XXXI and is a member of Alpha Mu Alpha, the national marketing honorary society. Henderson has also served for three and a half years as a mentor to elementary students through H.O.S.T.S. at Navarro Elementary School. Her work experience includes a marketing internship in the Windows Phone 7 department of Microsoft and an advertising account coordinator internship with The Atkins Group in San Antonio. She is currently employed as the communications coordinator for the Business Honors program.
“It is a huge honor to be named one of AAF’s Most Promising Minority Students,” Henderson said. “I am looking forward to representing Texas A&M University at the program in February as well as connecting with and learning from industry leaders and other students who are just as passionate about the advertising industry as I am!”
The Most Promising Minority Students program and its finalists will be featured in Advertising Age, USA TODAY, and the official Most Promising Minority Student program book. Additionally, each finalist’s rÃ©sumÃ© will be included in the 2013 Most Promising rÃ©sumÃ© database that will be available to human resources and media professionals across the nation.