This new student‐led affiliate is a wonderful opportunity for UIW media students to increase their knowledge of the industry, make professional connections and gain an advantage when they enter the workforce.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce the formation of its newest student affiliate at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. The AWM UIW Student Affiliate was launched with the guidance and support of the San Antonio Media Alliance, an AWM professional affiliate. Expanding its reach with students is indicative of AWM’s commitment to fostering the future growth of women in the media.
“The Alliance for Women in Media is delighted to welcome the AWM UIW Student Affiliate,” said Kay Olin, AWM National Chair. “This new student‐led affiliate is a wonderful opportunity for UIW media students to increase their knowledge of the industry, make professional connections and gain an advantage when they enter the workforce.”
The AWM UIW Affiliate elected its officers, and the affiliate’s leadership incudes:
- Sidne Auvert, President
- Jose Lerma, Vice-President/ President Elect
- Sarah Cardenas, Treasurer
- Sarah Ghannam, Secretary
- Amanda Alonzo, Membership Chair
- Djenaba Aswad, Events/Programming Chair
- Ana Meza, SGA Representative
“San Antonio is a growing city with an uprising media industry,” said Dr. Joseph Lopez, Convergent Media Professor, University of the Incarnate Word. “Therefore, having a student chapter that can potentially connect students to the growing industry will benefit not only the students but also professionals in the business to promote their company to students as well as get future potential employees, which will increase their diversity within their companies.”
For more information, visit http://www.allwomeninmedia.org.
About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.
About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.