Omaha Advertising Federation Awards $4,000 in Scholarships to Three UNK Students

Dr. Ruth Brown
associate professor, Department of Communication, 308-325-1111 or

The Omaha Advertising Federation has awarded $4,000 in scholarships to three University of Nebraska at Kearney student members of the Advertising and Public Relations (Ad/PR) Club, according to Dr. Ruth Brown, UNK Ad/PR Club adviser.

Shantell Siecke, a junior from Stanton, was awarded  a $2,000 scholarship. Christopher Araujo, a junior from Lexington, and Kyle Petersen, a sophomore from Tilden, were each awarded $1,000 scholarships. All three are advertising majors.

“In the past, we  were pleased when one of our students received a $1,000 scholarship from the Omaha Advertising Federation,” Dr. Brown said. “Receiving three for a total of $4,000 is a testament to the quality of students in the communication program and to their initiative in applying for the awards.”

The Ad/PR club is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, and seeks to help students learn outside of the classroom, connect with professionals and achieve their goals.