Published on July 19, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Camille Womack
Camille Womack

Samford University communication and media student Camille Womack was named Student of the Year by the Birmingham chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) June 23. The award recognizes the great potential of local students of marketing, advertising, design communications, journalism, or another advertising-related field. It was Womack’s second AAF honor in recent months. In May, she earned the organization’s Mosaic Award for AAF District 7, representing 19 affiliate advertising clubs and federations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Womack has a minor in film production, and was named Outstanding Film Production Student in the Department of Media and Communication spring honors. Also this spring, she created the documentary film Black Women Speak and screened it at Birmingham-Southern College’s Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion. The film, adapted from a project completed for professor John Marc Green’s Documentary Film Production course, features unfiltered conversations with four young black women about their experiences with racism in education, the workplace, society and media. Womack also contributed to the award-winning student magazine The Local.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.