Record number of BIC students awarded The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

Eight CCNY Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) students from the Classes of 2024 and 2025 have won prestigious The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Scholarships. The students are Kamillah Collins, Roderic David, Stephana Eghan, Bianca Fernandez, Jade Holiday, and Jason Liu, Class of 2024, and Dana Dang and Britney Huston, incoming Class of 2025.
The LAGRANT Foundation will recognize this year’s scholarship recipients during three ceremonies starting in New York on May 8, in Portland, Ore. on May 15, and ending in Minneapolis, on May 22. All recipients receive $3,500 scholarships. Throughout the multi-day event in New York City, scholarship recipients will participate in exclusive professional development and networking opportunities hosted by General Motors, Omnicom Public Relations Group, Bayer U.S., Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Wieden + Kennedy, IW Group, Medtronic, Weber Shandwick and United Health Group.
A recent ADCOLOR Futures award winner and 2019 MAIP Fellow, Kamillah Collins is currently a senior strategist at Ogilvy and a graduate of CUNY/City Tech, Class of 2020. David, a 2015 BFA/BA graduate of The New School, double majored in Communication Design at Parsons and Culture & Media at Eugene Lang. He’s currently a senior manager at Hearst. Eghan is part of BIC’s inaugural media track and currently a manager of media planning at dentsu X. She’s a 2017 graduate of CCNY’s AdPR Program. Fernandez received her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at SUNY/New Paltz in 2015 and is currently working as an associate at GoldenSeeds. With a 2020 BBA from Brooklyn College, Holiday is a media analyst at Fox. Liu, also a graduate of CCNY’s AdPR Program, Class of 2016, is a media planner at McCann. Holiday and Liu are also taking BIC’s inaugural media track. Dang graduates from Texas A&M with a B.S. in psychology this spring. Huston is a native New Yorker who’ll receive her degree in Digital Media Production from SUNY/New Paltz in May.
Celebrating its 25th year, TLF awarded a total of $250,000 in scholarships this year to a select group of ethnically diverse college & university students across the nation. BIC's eight awardees represent more than a quarter of the graduate students selected for the awards.
Other students hailed from schools, such as Georgetown University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, and University of Southern California.
CCNY’s BIC students have been recipients of a TLF scholarship every year since the launch of the BIC Program in 2013 and has fielded more scholarship winners than any other school in the country.

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Thea Klapwald