Kinsey Gwinn, a senior advertising major from Houston has been selected as the Summer 2021 banner bearer for the College of Media & Communication commencement ceremony.
Gwinn was nominated for her outstanding academic record as an undergraduate student.
“I'm very honored to get to do this,” she said. “I've put in a lot of hard work to do the best I can and I'm so happy that the faculty and staff recognize that.”
“Bearing a college banner at commencement is the highest academic honor to distinguish a student,” said David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D., professor and dean of the College of Media & Communication. “We are so proud of Ms. Gwinn and her unique achievement representing her graduating class and the College of Media & Communication.”
“Kinsey is every professor's dream student,” said Cyndie Buckle, a CoMC instructor in the Department of Advertising & Brand Strategy. “She is an amazing designer with an eye for detail. I know she will leave a mark on the advertising industry!”
Gwinn is grateful for the quality time that she spent with college personnel.
“Advertising is an amazing academic program and I think it's the people who make it that way,” she said. “CoMC is a very special place on campus. Everyone is so compassionate and really wants you to succeed.”
Gwinn has been very active during her undergraduate years.
Not only was she a member of Kappa Tau Delta, the academic honor society for journalism and mass communication majors, but she also belonged to Alpha Lambda and Delta Phi Sigma, additional honor societies for high-achieving students.
Additionally, she completed an internship with TTU's prestigious National Wind Institute.
Gwinn's future plans include completing her master's degree in mass communication at TTU with the end goal of working for either an advertising agency or in an in-house agency.
Gwinn's advice for current students? Try to make connections with the other students and faculty while you're completing your classes.
“One of the reasons I've chosen to stay with TTU for my graduate program is because of the great contacts I've made with fellow students and faculty,” she explained.
“Don't just intake the information given in class but actually connect with those who surround you,” she said.