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Sandy Henry, Drake University has been named the Broadcast Education Association’s Faculty Fellow for Student Programs. 

Henry has spent more than 20 years amassing knowledge and experience in creative advertising and digital media production, working with a variety of clients from major grocery store chains to non-profit organizations focused on the arts.  

Henry’s history of accolades is rich, with Addys, Tellys, NAMAs and CASE Awards all under her belt. Henry’s students were bestowed the American Advertising Awards and the Broadcast Education Association International Festival of Media Arts Best of Festival Award. During her tenure with Drake University, Henry has presented on “Teaching Writers and Graphic Designers How to Write and Produce Moving Visuals: Collaboration Between Advertising Copywriting and Intro to Video Production Courses.” Her teaching approach, in collaboration with Professor Todd Evans, won honorable mention in the AEJMC Teaching Competition for best practices in teaching visual communication. 

BEA has cherished her close relationship with the organization and has appreciated her active role within the Interactive Media and Emerging Technology division. From 2020-2023, she served as the chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts, an international digital media and broadcast competition encompassing 17 faculty and student content production competitions. 

At Drake University, Henry hosts a robust catalog of advertising, media, communication, and journalism courses including Video Production, Video for Journalists, Advertising Campaign Strategy, and Concepts in Consumer Awareness. She has been with the university for over 25 years, starting as their Multimedia Producer in 1995, and has continued to guide students and present them with opportunities to further aspirations in digital media, journalism, and mass communication.  

Henry received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake, and a Master of Science in Mass Communication from Miami University. Her research interests include multimedia pedagogy, advertising in athletics and curriculum development. 

“As we grow our student offerings, for both undergraduates and graduate students, our Student Programs Faculty Fellow will play a key role in ideating and executing programming of interest to those members,” BEA President Kim Fox, American University in Cairo, reminds us. “We hope that having Sandy Henry in the role will be beneficial to BEA membership at large.” 

Sandy’s two-year term as the BEA Faculty Fellow for Student Programs begins immediately and is renewable for a third year.   

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