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Design students receive American Advertising Federation of Kansas City scholarships

Thursday, July 16, 2020

LAWRENCE — Five University of Kansas visual communication design students have received 2020 American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation Scholarships.  

According to their website, the AAF-KC Foundation “awards annual scholarships to college students who show a passion in advertising, marketing and graphic arts studies.”

Students receiving awards:

Erin Bugee, St. Louis

Sara DeNoyelles, Wichita

Adam Freese, Kansas City, Missouri

Bhroovi Gupta, Mumbai, India

Callie McPhail, Prairie Village

Freese was awarded the inaugural Dale Wittenborn Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to the most outstanding design student. Wittenborn, who died in 2017, was a leading advertising executive and mentor to young professionals in the Kansas City advertising community for decades. Created by Wittenborn’s longtime business partner at Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising and KU alumna, Whitney Kuhn, the award was established to honor Wittenborn’s professional and personal contributions. 

Each student will receive $750 per semester during the 2020-21 academic year, a professional mentor in the student’s chosen area of business, free membership in AAF-KC and free admission to most AAF-KC events.  

More information about AAF-KC Foundation scholarships can be found here


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