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Below and on the facing page are the American Advertising Federation's 25 Most Promising Minority Advertising Students. Listed underneath each student's photograph is the honoree's name and school, along with the faculty member sponsoring the student's nomination.

Elena Ontiveros

University of Illinois

"Our creative ad course is extremely demanding. Very few attain an A as Elena has. A top performer." Kyle Zolner

Nefertiti Jenkins

University of Kentucky

"Busiest student in my six years here-VP of Ad Club, works with inner-city youth, and a string of internships." Richard Roth

Herman Quaintance, Jr.

University of Florida

"He is chair of our AAF Ad Society's Cultural Diversity Committee, has his own radio show and is a single parent!" John Sutherland

Min Jung Tavella

St. Cloud State University

"Learned all aspects of advertising: from marketing to creative strategy and execution, to account management and media planning." Roger L. Rudolph

Toby Jenkins

University of South Carolina

"The epitome of a well-rounded talented person; a leader who trains, encourages and cheerleads." Bonnie Drewniany

Arlene Villanueva

San Jose State University

"Served on the Spartan Daily ad staff-not intimidated by sales. Has a bright future as an account executive." Jack C. Quinton

Maria Hernandez

Loyola University-New Orleans

"In the capstone course in advertising, Maria's team 'won the client'-her presentation was compelling." Teri Kline Henley

Jesse Jackson

Michigan State University

"Outstanding-a 4.0 average in his advertising major, Jesse designed the AAF team's Internet home page." James Gilmore

Cory Jones

Hampton University

"Without Cory's motivation, dedication and sweat, there would not be a Milton Gossett AAF Student Chapter here." Gene Rebcook

Andrea Juarez

New Mexico State University

"Will combine a career in journalism with her Hispanic culture that will benefit others through communication and awareness." Bob Worthington Amanda Kares

Southern Methodist University

"I would place her at the top 1% of all students I have taught in my 12 years at SMU." Alice Kendrick

Alejandro Lopez II

Pepperdine University

"One of five presenters in the '96 AAF National Student Advertising Competition and leads the team effort on the current Pizza Hut campaign." Kyu Y. Chang

Stuart McBride

Art Center-Albuquerque, N.M.

"One word that continues to come to mind when I think of Stuart is commitment." Gayle


Mark McKenzie

Florida International University

"An excellent student-a great attitude and gives 110% consistently." Anne Owen

LaJeanna McKnight

University of South Carolina

"Her leadership, strong values and passion for advertising make her one of the nation's most promising ad students." Bonnie Drewniany

Tiffany Moore

Louisiana State University

"She is everything I envision that a young competent woman just beginning her life and career should be." Laura Gresens

Randolph Morrison

University of West Florida

"A take-charge creative who worked with the AAF 1996 national-winning National Student Advertising Competition team for no credit." Thomas Groth

Scott Navarro

Ball State University

"Analytical, creative-his future in the ad industry is certain to be a rosy one." Howard L. Snider

Danielle Anderson

Howard University

"Destined for success and will make her mark in the advertising industry." Constance Cannon Frazier

Elten Briggs

Ouachita Baptist University

"A powerfully effective model of what an advertising student should be." William D. Downs Jr.

Dana Dore

Harvard University

"Dana has a high degree of intellectual ability, and I'm impressed with her diligence and preparation." William James Hall

Essica Perkins

Hampton University

"Her academic research abilities exceed most graduate students--the best of the best." Gene Rebcook

Trent Walters

University of North Texas

"One of the best students to study in our advertising program in my 29 years on the faculty." Roy K. Busby

Tiffany Warren

Bentley College (MIT)

"Her success should be measured as much by the obstacles she overcame as by her scholastic index. A beacon for those who follow her." Margaret Daniels Taylor

Genea Webb

Point Park College

"Always the student to go beyond the call of duty. One of our most promising

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