Mijoe Sahiouni Receives AAF's Most Promising Minority Student Award in NYC

New York City, NY—UNL advertising and public relations graduate, Mijoe Sahiouni, was recognized as one of the country's 50 Most Promising Minority Students during a recent awards ceremony at New York City's Athletic Club. The three-day event featured representatives from the world's most important advertising and public relations agencies who conducted seminars, workshops and interview sessions with these impressive students from all over the country.

"This experience was both awesome and intimidating," Sahiouni said. "To be in the same room with so many dignitaries—from the editor of Advertising Age to the president of AAF—and all the wonderful agencies was daunting. I made some great new friends and also some outstanding professional contacts. This is one of the most exciting professional networking experience anyone could have."

This is the third year a UNL advertising and public relations student has been invited to this event. UNL advertising professor Stacy James joined Sahiouni in New York City where she received a nominator award from the AAF.

Sahiouni will be featured in Advertising Age, USA TODAY, and the Most Promising Minority Student program book. Additionally, her resume will be included in the 2011 Most Promising resume database that will be available to human resources and media professionals across the nation. AAF's Most Promising Minority Student Program is the premier advertising industry award program to recognize and recruit outstanding minority college graduates in advertising, marketing, media and communications.

Mai Mijoe Sahiouni

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Amy Struthers, advertising sequence head, 402-472-3528, astruthers2@unl.edu

Stacy James, advertising professor, 402-472-3069, sjames2@unl.edu

Marilyn Hahn, communications specialist, 402-472-0876, mhahn1@unl.edu