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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wright Awarded National Scholarship

Madison Paige Wright, a double major in Public Relations & Strategic Communication and Health & Risk Communication was named one of 35 students nationwide who will receive the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.
Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, made the announcement of the $1,000 scholarship that Wright will receive.
“For the 2014 competition, the national selection committee reviewed more than 85 strong applicants,” Huffman said. “This year’s applicant pool was extremely strong, and selecting 35 winners from such a large group of outstanding students, was, as always, a challenge.”
Wright, a junior, is also working on a minor in History. She is in the Ashbrook Scholars Program and is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Earlier this year, the Ashland Chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society named Wright the outstanding sophomore of the year.
Wright is the daughter of Fredrick and Cheryl Wright of Lakewood.
The Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past national president of Alpha Lambda Delta. Trow is the former vice president for Student Services at Oregon State University. She served National Alpha Lambda Delta as a district adviser from 1974 to 1979, as national secretary from 1979 to 1983, as president-elect from 1984 to 1985, and as national president from 1985 to 1988.

Stoops Interning for ACIS


Kimmie Stoops is interning for American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS). She is working as an ACIS Marketing Intern and assists with the execution of ACIS sponsor events and promotions on the Ashland University campus.
Some of her duties include brand marketing, advertising, and conducting surveys, and then reporting the results back to ACIS.

Kimmie is enjoying her internship and credits her communication courses in helping her work with people and the public. Through her courses she has learned several different techniques on how to relate to people and how to positively represent products and companies.

"Working as an ACIS intern has helped me improve the techniques I have learned in class and has also widened my knowledge about how the public perceives information best. It really is a fun job!" says Kimmie.
Handing out sample products

Kimmie is pursing a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in Sport Communication and Public Relations & Strategic Communication. She plans to graduate in May 2017.