ONU senior receives 2023 national honor

Olivet senior Pricila Carmona honored by American Advertising Federation

February 14, 2023 Academics

Pricila Carmona, a senior majoring in Marketing at Olivet Nazarene University, is one of only 50 Most Promising Multicultural Students recently recognized nationwide by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). This year’s group has an average GPA of 3.7 and represents 28 schools and 18 states across the country, including California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, New York and Texas.

“Hundreds of students across the U.S. apply for this honor, and only 50 are selected each year,” says Professor Chris Perez, entrepreneurship faculty and program director in ONU’s McGraw School of Business. “Pricila is leading the way in increasing multicultural awareness for business students. Please help us congratulate Pricila!”

The Most Promising program is one of AAF’s premier initiatives promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the advertising industry. Each year, students of racial or ethnic diversity from the organization’s 140-plus college chapters apply to the program. The judging panel for 2023 included representatives from Ally Financial, Nissan Motor Corporation, Captura Group, Cummings Creative Group, Hearts & Science, Lake-Sumter State College, Promedica, Publicis Health, RPA, and The Trade Desk.

This year’s group will participate in a four-day industry immersion program in New York that will include professional development and personal branding workshops, the Building Bridges for Our Future Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, and Recruiter’s Expo. The Most Promising program gives advertising, media, communications, and tech companies the opportunity to tap into high-achieving talent of 50 diverse college students from across the country.

“Receiving this honor is a definite boost for my studies and my future career,” Carmona says. “I’m looking forward to gathering with the other recipients and meeting leaders in our chosen industry. This will also be a welcome addition to my professional resumé as well as an outstanding networking opportunity.”

To learn more about The McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published 2/14/2023

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