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Student Conference 2017 Recap
San Jacinto Community College professors and students.
Students aboard the Univision bus.
Students at 
Lopez Negrete Communications.
November 7, 2017 
Battle of the Sharks
AAF-Houston hosted the annual Student Conference and Competition. The bright minds of these students lit up the room before the competition even started. 
2017 sponsor, San Jacinto College, provided an assignment, and teams headed to a local agency, design firm, or in-house marketing department to develop a media campaign. 
Teams only had eight hours to construct an advertising campaign, including creative, research, marketing and media plans, and a live presentation. Each team was given 15 minutes to present their project.  Meanwhile, educators on the Professors' tour visited MMI Agency and Richards/Carlberg. 
"It was just amazing to be able to go see first hand how different, but personal each agency is," said Marlene Smith of Stephen F. Austin State University. 
The panel of local judges studied and scored the student teams' work to be awarded and announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday morning at the Houston Marriott.  
"This was a great learning experience. It really helped me build my resume for future endeavors," Katrina Madrinan commented. UH student and entrepreneur at heart, Katrina strives to perfect her advertising and computer graphics. 
Thank you to all the host companies including Brivic Media, Channel 39, KPRC, KTRK, Cox Media Group, Love Advertising, Lopez Negrete, Skyline Displays, Zephyr Salvo, Moger Media, Univision, and Whole Wheat Creative. In addition, thanks to San Jacinto College and Freed Advertising for helping making this event a big success!  

Winners of the Student Conference

From left to right: 
1st place- Team 10; David Brouillette-LSU, Sunni Reilley-TAMU, Justin Rubenstein-TCU, Victor Henson-SFA, Kourtney Williams-SFA, Liz Moore-WTAMU, Alma Nwajei-UH.

2nd place- Team 8; Preston Pearson-TAMU, Josh Robertson-SFA, Margaret Mulcahy-TCU, Katrina Madrinan-UH, Makayla Barrientos-WTAMU.

3rd place- Team 4; Shantayvia Hart-UHD, Carolina Boyes-UH, Amanda Campbell-SFA, Mary Chacko-TAMU, Zoey Clark-TCU, Jocelyn Paz-SFA, Deon Egenti-SFA.

Professor Larry Kelley and UH students after the awards ceremony.

Alvin was in charge of tech, Tammy chaired and coordinated this event, Larry Kelley spoke on AAF's National Student Advertising Competition, and Kay Krenek reviewed student resumes.

AAF-H Spotlight 

Student Conference wouldn't have been this successfull without the help of these volunteers: 
Joni Verdina – Ad Impressions
Mollye Edinburgh – Griffin Communications Group
Cindy Dixon – Southwest Precision Printing
Glenda Carmon – ABC13 KTRK
Landon Morrison – Radio One
Alvin Wright – Alvin Wright Communications
Gayl Carlberg – Richards/Carlberg
Chris Huk –  Precision Drilling
Damon Yerian – Gilbreath Communications
Jay Hagins 
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