Design students receive American Advertising Federation of Kansas City scholarships

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