UNK Advertising Students Receive National Recognition

Dr. Ruth Brown
associate professor, Department of Communication, 308-325-1111 or brownr@unk.edu

Erica Wendland, University of Nebraska at Kearney senior from Oshkosh, is one of nine students nationwide to be selected for an American Advertising Federation (AAF) internship. Wendland received the prestigious Vance L. Stickell Memorial Internship. She will complete a 10-week summer internship at the Los Angeles Times.

“Erica is well-prepared for this nationally sought after internship. Now she can learn from the best and bring some of her new knowledge and experience back for others at UNK,” Ruth Brown, UNK assistant professor of communication, said.

Liz Varela, senior from Omaha, was one of the 25 finalists for the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Minority Students program. Liz was honored by the AAF Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism at an awards luncheon at the Worldorf-Astoira hotel in New York City last month. Liz and the other finalists were featured in the February 10 issue of Advertising Age.
“Liz is a high-energy student with an excellent understanding of advertising and a rich Hispanic heritage—just the kind of person needed to help bring more diversity to the advertising industry,” said Brown.

“UNK’s advertising program is strong; the students enrolled in it are passionate about their craft and eager to embrace the national scene,” Brown said.