PR major Jordan Thomas attends Diversity Awards thanks to T. Howard Foundation

Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas, a junior majoring in Public Relations and Sport Management from Trenton, NJ, was recently chosen to attend the Diversity Awards with the T. Howard Foundation

The T. Howard Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides minorities aspiring to work within the multimedia industry with a full-time paid summer internship, networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, mentors, among others. The mission of the T. Howard Foundation is “to diversify the multimedia and entertainment industry by increasing the representation of minority young men and women within the industry. The Foundation defines minority students as those who self identify as African-American/Black, Asian/Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, Multi-Racial, Native American, Pacific Islander or South Asian.”
Thomas applied online and this is his second award with the T. Howard Foundation. Last summer he worked as an intern at Comcast. “There, I worked as a PR intern in one of their regional offices in Trevose, PA. I worked under VP of PR for the region, Jeff Alexander,” said Thomas.
This summer, Thomas is interning in the Corporate Communications division of ESPN at their headquarters in Bristol, CT. “I am most excited about working with the organization this year. They put me in contact with Susan Grouse, HR coordinator with ESPN, and she led me to their communications department.” 

Thomas is also active on campus through a diversity of leadership roles. He is the marketing coordinator for The Red & Black, where he works with advertising sales to generate new accounts and assist with existing accounts. Furthermore, Thomas is the Resident Assistant of the Professional Entertainment & Sports Association (PESA). “I create programming, company visits, and workshops for individuals aspiring to work within the entertainment industry as a Sports Business Director” said Thomas. “I also keep students aware of all of the programs and events on UGA's campus as the Public Relations representative of the student programming board - University Union.”

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