Bahng, Dixon Win School Advertising Faculty Awards
Jan 12, 2018
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Raymond Bahng (B.S. ‘17/MC) was one of two winners of the advertising Faculty Award for Fall 2017 in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at the commencement ceremony Dec. 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Faculty vote on the awards for graduating students in each of the School’s five undergraduate and two graduate academic programs. The award is for those who “best exemplify the standards” of the School, such as academic achievement, personal determination and helping others.
“It really comes as no surprise as I am very popular amongst the faculty. Okay actually, I was totally surprised. I am very honored and humbly accept this award. And by humbly, I mean I will host a party in my honor on a cruise line,” Bahng said.
The other award winner was Samuel Dixon, another graduating student who studied both creative and strategic advertising.
Bahng graduated with a bachelor of science in mass communication, concentrating in both creative and strategic advertising. He also attended George Mason University and John Tyler Community College, and he made the Dean’s List for Spring 2017.
Bahng listed several professors he “passionately respects, adores, or who have directly influenced his beliefs,” including Marcel Jennings, an assistant professor of advertising, and adjunct faculty members Janell Hancock, Kelly Gannon, Jessica Collins, David Neale and Alan Davis.
Davis said, “Ray is an explorer. He is continually reacting to, and fascinated with, the life experience. Ray's enthusiasm never wanes, which is helpful, as he constantly wants to pursue new things and do them to a high level. A very charismatic and joyful soul who jumps right in.”
Bahng worked all through his studies at VCU and is now a sales manager for AMC Technology in Midlothian. He said he will be studying for the graduate business entrance exam and applying to schools.
“As an older student who worked hard to make it into VCU after years of fumbling around, I can honestly report that my entire experience at VCU has been nothing short of incredible, amazing, extraordinary, eye-opening, challenging, rewarding and other superlatives,” Bahng said.