July 27, 2020
Two JMC students awarded American Advertising Federation Foundation Scholarship
Two students studying in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications received the competitive American Advertising Federation Foundation Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Kathryn Hurd and Kate Torline, both in strategic communications, were announced as winners by the American Advertising Federation-Kansas City on July 18.
As part of the scholarship package, each winner will receive support and counsel of a mentor from the membership of the professional American Advertising Federation network in Kansas City. They also will receive a one-year membership in the American Advertising Federation-Kansas City, invitation to all regular program activities of the association at no cost, membership in the American Advertising Federation, and a $1,500 scholarship.
The AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship was created to award college students who show a passion for advertising, marketing and graphic arts studies.
"Kat and Kate are both highly involved and engaged in strategic communications inside and outside of the classroom," said Katie Olsen, assistant professor in JMC's strategic communications sequence and Ad Club advisor. "Kate's been a key member of the Manhappenin' magazine team, and Kat has served as the creative lead in the Collegian Media Group's advertising department. Their drive to gain professional experience sets them apart. We are so proud and can't wait to see what their futures hold."
For more information about Ad Club, K-State's collegiate American Advertising Federation chapter, contact Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.