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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

May 20, 2014

Northwest students awarded annual AAF-KC scholarship

By Summer Lowe, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University students Kelsey Schriver and Adam McNairy are recipients of the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation annual scholarship, which is given to deserving students majoring in advertising-related fields at schools throughout the greater Kansas City area.

“Every year I’m amazed by the talent, work ethic and accomplishments of the students we award these scholarships to,” Kyle Rohde, AAF-KC Foundation president, said. “It’s gratifying to meet the next generation of leaders and know the future of our industry is in good hands.”

Schriver and McNairy will be paired with a mentor in Kansas City who is working in a discipline in which they are interested. The scholarship also includes $1,500 toward tuition, membership in AAF-KC and free admission to AAF-KC events.

Schriver, of Kansas City, is a junior interactive digital media major with a minor in advertising. At Northwest she will begin her second term as editor-in-chief of the Tower Yearbook and is involved in AdInk. This summer, she is a graphic design intern for Bushnell Outdoor Products.

“I am excited to see how my mentor can help me prepare for more opportunities next summer,” Schriver said.

McNairy, of St. Louis, is a senior graphic design major with a minor in interactive digital media. He holds leadership positions in Student Senate, Student Activities Council and Minority Men’s Organization. He is also a member of AdInk and National Society of Leadership and Success. McNairy is a graphic design intern for the Office of University Relations at Northwest.

“This scholarship shows that I am benefiting from all that Northwest has to offer, from student leadership positions to interning in the Office of University Relations,” McNairy said.  “Northwest is preparing me to go out into the intense job market and be competitive. That's all I can ask for as student.”

Students from 17 different schools within approximately 200 miles of Kansas City were eligible to apply for the scholarship. The process began with a written application, which was then scored by each board member. The highest-rated students were invited to a 20-minute, in-person interview with the Foundation board, who then scored the students again and selected the scholarship winners.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468