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July 7, 2020
AMA Houston Awards The 2020 Penny Todd Scholarship to Camila Sandoval Serrano
The University of Houston-Downtown Marketing Student to Receive $5,000
HOUSTON – JULY 7, 2020 – AMA Houston, the leading educational information, career-building, and networking resource for Houston’s marketing professionals, today announced that Camila Sandoval Serrano, a marketing major at The University of Houston-Downtown, is the recipient of the 2020 Penny Todd Scholarship. Sandoval Serrano will receive $5,000 to continue her studies.
“I am beyond honored to be the recipient for this year’s Penny Todd Scholarship! Thank you to AMA for this opportunity and thank you to the University of Houston-Downtown for the amazing people, encouragement and experiences!” said Sandoval Serrano. “I am excited to continue pursuing my goals at UHD with the help of AMA, and I look forward to many more opportunities, lessons, and experiences. Thank you, AMA, for continuously inspiring me!”
Sandoval Serrano is active in the AMA Collegiate Chapter serving as the 2019-2020 President. She will be the Chief Adviser for the Leadership and Student Development in the 2020-2021 Student Government Association after serving as Student Government Senator for the College of Business in 2019-2020. Sandoval Serrano also volunteers for many organizations including the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and AMA Houston.
“This year’s Penny Todd Scholarship applicants were outstanding! This group of talented and enthusiastic graphic designers, marketing researchers, strategists and digital marketers is going to take the marketing world by storm,” said 2019-2020 AMA Houston President Erika Waters. “We’re proud to award Camila with this year’s Penny Todd Scholarship. I speak on behalf of all that knew Penny when I say she would be proud to be a part of Camila’s journey to a career in marketing.”
Penny Todd was a visionary leader in the Houston marketing community and made a huge impact on the future of marketing. Her belief in the powerful and important role marketers play in business and society is central to AMA Houston. As 2007-2008 president of AMA Houston, Penny tenaciously sought ways to support marketing students and non-profit marketers by launching the AMA Houston Gives Back Program. After her passing in 2016, in an effort to honor Penny and build on her philanthropic vision, AMA Houston established the Penny Todd Scholarship, awarding more than $26,000 to deserving marketing students since.
The scholarship is open to Houston-area undergraduate college students studying marketing or a related field and is funded by corporate and individual donations made year-round. Donations are accepted on the AMA Houston website.
About AMA Houston
AMA Houston is the leading educational information, career-building, and networking resource for Houston’s marketing professionals and has been serving marketing professionals for more than 60 years. AMA Houston is one of the nation’s largest chapters and a repeat Chapter Excellence Award winner including a Silver winner in 2019. To learn more about the AMA or to join Houston’s largest marketing professional organization, visit https://www.amahouston.org/
Carrie Ward, PR for AMA Houston, email@example.com, 832-407-5347