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AiMA Scholarship Fund Named In Memory of Brittney Fox Watts

The Board of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association voted unanimously to name its student scholarship fund in memory of interactive marketer Brittney Fox Watts, who died in July, 2011, the victim of a tragic downtown Atlanta shooting spree.

A 2007 graduate of UGA with a degree in advertising and sociology, Watts was a digital planning supervisor for 22squared at the time of her death. According to her Linkedin profile, she joined the company in 2008 as a digital media planner. Before moving to 22squared, she was an interactive media planner for Fitzgerald & Co. in Atlanta. The 26-year-old Watts, a Decatur native, was actively involved in the digital community.
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22-squared establishes scholarship in memory of Brittney Fox Watts

Christabel Belonwu (center), pictured with 22-squared and Grady representatives, is the first recipient of the Free Spirit Scholarship, in honor of Grady alumna Brittney Watts.

Christabel Belonwu, a senior majoring in advertising and minoring in fashion merchandising and a New Media certificate, is the first recipient of the Free Spirit Scholarship established by 22-squared, an Atlanta advertising agency. The scholarship is in memory of Brittney Fox Watts, a 2007 Grady College advertising alumna and 22-squared employee who was killed in Atlanta last year.

“Today we celebrate a beloved member of our family,” 22-squared said on the company’s Facebook page last week. “She lives on in our hearts, and in The Brittney Fox Watts Free Spirit Scholarship at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.”

“I am so grateful to be chosen as the first recipient and I am honored to keep Ms. Brittney Watts’ memory alive,” Belonwu said.

Belonwu is currently interning at Turner’s offices in Atlanta as a marketing affiliate sales intern. Her previous internship work includes internships at Saatchi and Saatchi’s Nigeria offices, Connect to Athens and SNIP Insider in Athens. On campus, she is involved in Ad Club, University Union, Caribbean Student Association and is a resident assistant for Campus Housing.