Feb. 5, 2002 by Sarah Wheeler NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University senior Julian Hernandez was chosen by the American Advertising Federation Foundation as one of 25 “Most Promising Minority Students” of 2002.
Hernandez will travel Feb. 6 to New York City, where he will have the opportunity to network, interview and be honored by some of the top advertising agencies, media companies and advertisers in the country. He was featured in articles in Advertising Age, an international newspaper of marketing, and The New York Times in January.
Hernandez said that while in New York he will be able to set up interviews with agencies and attend award ceremonies and seminars. In an industry that has a low number of minority executives, the program is a way to expand diversity, he said.
“I want to help bring diversity to the advertising industry,” he said.
Hernandez, who is the president of New Mexico State’s Advertising Federation club, graduated in 1996 from Community Christian School in Alamogordo. He will graduate from New Mexico State this May with a major in journalism and a minor in marketing. After graduating, he said, he will move to New York and work for an advertising agency there.
“I’m going to get in there to do the best I can and work as hard as I can,” he said.