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Student and Faculty Member Recognized by Ad Club of New Orleans

Loyola press release - May 18, 2001

(New Orleans)—Communications professor Teri Henley and student Derika Legg were recognized by the Advertising Club of New Orleans this month. Derika Legg was named the 2001 Ad Club of New Orleans Scholarship Recipient at the May Luncheon of the organization. The scholarship is given to a student at a New Orleans area university who shows outstanding academic achievement and distinction in the area of advertising. Derika, a junior with a triple major in Advertising, Religious Studies and Spanish is the newly elected President of the Loyola Ad Club and is serving as Student Coordinator for the Loyola Pack Pride Committee, a grassroots integrated communications campaign to increase pride in Loyola among students, faculty, staff and administrators. In presenting the Award, Cheryl Lemoine, President of the Ad Club said, "This is the future of our industry and we all better watch out, because with talent like Derika on the horizon, we're going to have to work extra hard to keep our jobs."

Also at the luncheon, Teri Henley, Associate Professor, was given the "President's Award" in recognition of continued dedication and service to the Ad Club of New Orleans. As Past President and a Board member for eight years, she has remained active in club through participation in the Addy Awards Committee and the Public Service Committee. This year, she was instrumental in organizing the first "Marketing Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations, held in January at Loyola University New Orleans in conjunction with the Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications. The seminar was such a huge success that plans are already underway to repeat the event with an expanded program and participation in 2002. At the meeting, she was inducted to her ninth consecutive year on the Board as Academic Advisor.