Anna Berlett, a School of Communication public relations/advertising major, has been recognized as one of 14 students in the nation to receive the 2008 Most Promising Minority Students Scholarship sponsored by the Home Depot.
Berlett joins students from UCLA, the San Francisco, Florida State, Howard, Illinois, California-Berkeley, Texas State San Marcos, Penn State and Detroit. Berlett is the first UNO student to win the prestigious award.
Hugh Reilly recruited Berlett and wrote the letter of recommendation. She is a UNO Ad Club officer. “This is a very prestigious award, and hundreds of students from across the country apply,” Reilly said. “While we have applied many times, to my knowledge, this is the first time a UNO student has won.”
The award comes with a paid trip to New York City and visit to the New York Athletic Club.
This is the premier advertising industry award program to recognize and recruit outstanding minority college graduates in the following areas: advertising, marketing, media and communications.
The American Advertising Federation connects the advertising industry with “the nation’s top minority college seniors.” The AAF seeks to recruit talent and “better reflect multiculturalism.” Students are “offered networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities.”