Advertising Competition Team Advances to Finals

ST. LOUIS (MAY 12, 2016) – After taking first place honors in the National Student Advertising Competition in Kansas City (NSAC) regionals in April, the Webster University School of Communications (SOC) Advertising Competition Team advanced to the semi-finals. The team competed in the semi-finals by Skype on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Based on their success in the semi-finals, they will be one of eight teams moving on to the finals in Anaheim, Calif. June 4-6. Among the teams with which they’ll be competing in the finals are the University of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, Ringling College of Art and Design, George Washington University, and Saint John's University.

The SOC advertising competition team includes Courtney Baker, Elizabeth Brown, Adrianna Carochi, John Eschmann, Jessica Haar, Megan Kegan, Jenna Keith, Evan Marsters, Melissa Mercille, Ashley Mess, Patrick Montes de Oca, Benjamin Myers, Ricardo Ortiz Aguilar, Tamarah Patterson, Harsha Paul, Ashley Prichard, and Zachary Selby.

Faculty teaching the course and advising the team are Webster alumni Julie Clark, creative director at Momentum Worldwide, and Michael Whitmer, executive director of communications and development for Farm Journal Foundation.

Clark and Whitmer are supported by SOC advertising and marketing communications faculty members Kristen DiFate, Sally Howald, and Terry Sullivan.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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