Drury junior earns prestigious internship from the American Advertising Federation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 25, 2013 — For the fifth time in eight years, a Drury student has been named to the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF) Vance L. Stickell Memorial Internship Program. Drury Junior Tinsley Andrews is the latest Drury recipient. The internship program recognizes the top 15 AAF students in the nation.

Tinsley Andrews

Andrews will intern this summer with advertising agency Butler Shine Stern & Partners (BSSP) in San Francisco. BSSP serves many high profile clients, including: Mini car company, clothing manufacturer Columbia, and cell phone maker Nokia.

“The AAF Stickell Internship program is extremely competitive. I’m certain that Tinsley’s writing and critical thinking skills differentiated her from the other applicants,” said Dr. Regina Waters, chair of Drury’s Department of Communication. “She’s going to gain invaluable experience in media strategy at Butler Shine Stern & Partners, an advertising agency that’s recognized for its innovative approach to branding and online media.”

61 students were nominated as the best, most deserving students from their AAF student chapters. Only 15 nominees earned internships. As part of the nomination process, Andrews had to produce a detailed critique of an advertisement, write two short essays, and provide evidence of her academic and leadership qualifications.

Andrews, from the Phoenix, Ariz. area, also competes for Drury’s national champion Swimming and Diving team. She was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay squad that helped the Drury women win its fourth national championship in the last five years.

Past Drury Stickell Award winners:

·      Amanda Combs, 2012

·      Mallory Noelke, 2009

·      Mallorie Rodak, 2008

·      Cynthia Nutter, 2005