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Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship Recipient: Emily Diez

We are pleased to announce that this year, three students at UCF will be awarded the Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship. Our third student recipient is Emily Diez, a Miami resident who is expected to graduate in December 2019.

Why did you choose to major in communications?

I’m an advertising/public relations major and I chose to major in this field because I love the idea of communicating directly to consumers and being able to do so creatively. This major was the perfect fit!

Have you completed any internships? If so, where and what was the most valuable thing you learned?

I have completed four internships and one of the biggest things I’ve learned was the importance of communication, asking questions and prioritizing. I’ve interned at the following organizations: Office of Student Involvement at UCF, GreenHouse Agency, Florida Cruise Ports and Dentsu Aegis Network in New York via the MAIP program.

What would you like to do professionally?

I would love to do some kind of marketing or advertising in the entertainment industry, especially in music. 

Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship Recipient: Candice Joseph

We are pleased to announce that this year, three students at UCF will be awarded the Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship. Our second student recipient is Candice Joseph, a Fort Lauderdale resident who was born and raised in a city called Plantation. Candice is expected to graduate in May 2021. 

Why did you choose to major in communications?

I chose to major in communications because I have always been a people person, and when I joined DECA in high school and started writing advertising campaigns and competing, I knew the field of Advertising-Public Relations was a perfect fit for me.

Have you completed any internships? If so, where and what was the most valuable thing you learned?

I have not completed any internships yet, but I have accepted my first one, which I will start this upcoming fall with UCF Athletics!

What would you like to do professionally?

I would love to open up my own advertising agency/ law firm and help others with their brand while providing legal protection.

Click here to read more about our first student recipient Danna Saenz.

Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship Recipient: Danna Saenz

We are pleased to announce that this year, three students at UCF will be awarded the Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship.

Over the next several months, we will introduce you to each student. First up, is Danna Saenz, a West Palm Beach native whose expected graduation date is May 2020.

Danna Saenz with immediate past PRSA president Scott McCallum.

Why did you choose to major in communications?
As a crossroads of the social sciences, communications gave me the opportunity to mix creative liberty with critical thought about human interaction and expression.

Have you completed any internships? If so, where and what was the most valuable thing you learned?
My first internship was with Treasure Box Kids, Inc. where I wrote blog posts about the ethical fashion market. I just finished my second with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. where I worked to start their first PR efforts. Both places presented the challenge of learning industry-specific language and practices, teaching me the value of flexibility, independence, and the importance of research in communication.

What would you like to do professionally?
Growing up with a privilege my parents lacked instilled in me a passion to give back. That drives me to seek PR and communications work for nonprofits and the broader public interest realm.