Dixon, Bahng Win School Advertising Faculty Awards
Jan 12, 2018
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Samuel Dixon (B.S. ‘17/MC) was one of two winners of the advertising Faculty Award in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture for Fall 2017 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's truly an honor. I've always had great admiration for the advertising faculty and took pleasure in getting to know them. It's great to hear that connection goes both ways,” Dixon said.
The other award winner was Raymond Bahng, another graduating student who studied both creative and strategic advertising.
Dixon graduated with a bachelor of science in mass communication, concentrating in both creative and strategic advertising, and a minor in general business. He began his studies at VCU in Fall 2013 and made the Dean’s List twice.
He served four years as the outreach coordinator for Camp Kasem at VCU, a nationwide organization working with children whose parents have cancer. He was also the philanthropy chair and external vice president for the VCU Lambda Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Dixon credits Marcel Jennings, an assistant professor of advertising, with helping him get his first advertising internship.
“Sam Dixon is doer. And he loves what he does, creating something positive. Whether it's for a class assignment, a personal creative side project or bringing light and inspiration to children as a camp counselor at Camp Kesem, it's safe to say, whenever Sam is involved, things get better,” Jennings said.
In addition to Jennings, Dixon said, “Peyton Rowe pushed me to my limits with Create-A-Thon, Bizhan Khodabandeh solidified my foundations as a designer and most recently Al Davis helped me understand myself.”
Dixon is originally from Chantilly and works as a creative strategic at MtoM Consulting in Falls Church.