Four advertising and public relations students are winners of a $1,000 Advertising Women of New York scholarship. They were chosen on the basis of their academic success and all have over a 3.2 GPA. AWNY is a professional organization of about 1,700 women and men in the communications industries in the metropolitan area.

The scholarship recipients are Tommy Brinn, Tiler Grossman, Derek Maze and Emily Sallach. The scholarships will be applied to the students’ tuition.

The annual advertising career conference has launched the careers of dozens of today's top advertising and media executives.

Two of the four University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship winners, Derek Maze and Tiler Grossman, will attend the conference. They join about 700 students from across the country at the 56th annual Advertising Career Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Amy Struthers, associate professor of advertising and public relations, has taken students to the conference annually since 2006.

During the conference, held Nov. 15 and 16, students will attend workshops specific to their advertising interests. They will meet with professionals in all areas – from creative and account services to sports marketing and fashion merchandising.

In addition to attending the conference, students will be able to visit advertising, public relations and media agencies.
Tommy Brinn

Chauncey ‘Tommy’ Brinn is from Otsego, Mich.  He is majoring in advertising with an emphasis in creative.  Brinn competes for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on the Track & Field and Cross Country teams.  Brinn’s honors include being named to the Academic All-Big Ten team while earning a spot on the Nebraska Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Honor Roll.

Tiler Grossman

Tiler Grossman of Lincoln is a junior advertising and public relations major. She is currently an intern for Procter & Gamble's ReadyU campus ambassador program; a member of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Advisory Board; a member of the UNL Dance Marathon Morale Captain staff; received the Cheryl G. Butler Scholarship; and is on the College of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean’s List. In the future, she would like to work for an advertising agency in New York City. 

Derek Maze

Derek Maze is a senior advertising major who was raised in Falls City, Neb. He spends his time working as a creative designer at the Jacht, the college’s student ad agency.  Maze aspires to one day be a creative director with a large advertising agency.

Emily Sallach

Emily Sallach
Before attending UNL, Emily wasn't sure of what career path she wanted to follow. “But after taking advertising classes I feel like I have found a passion and a career that is both enjoyable and challenging.”


AWNY was founded in 1912 as the first women’s association in the communications industry. The organization now consists of more than 1,300 dynamic, influential women and men representing the advertising, marketing, media, promotion and public relations fields. AWNY is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation.


Stacy James, senior lecturer advertising and public relations, 402-472-3069,

Michael Goff, senior lecturer advertising and public relations, 402-472-0219,

Amy Struthers, associate professor advertising and public relations, 402-472-3528,

Frauke Hachtmann, associate professor advertising and public relations, 402-472-9848,