Communications Student Team Advances to National Finals of Advertising Competition

May. 13, 2016

Communications Student Team Advances to National Finals of Advertising Competition
Dean Eric Rothenbuhler salutes the students and faculty at a reception for the team held April 27.

After winning first place at the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) regionals in Kansas City in April, the Webster University School of Communications Advertising Competition Team is headed to the national finals.

To get there, the regional champs had to compete in the semifinals via Skype on Thursday, May 5. 

Based on their semifinals performance, they will be one of eight teams competing in the NSAC finals in Anaheim, California, June 4-6. They will compete with teams from universities across the United States, including the University of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, Ringling College of Art and Design, George Washington University, and Saint John's University.

The winning team includes Webster students 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 also supported by School of Communications advertising and marketing communications faculty members Kristen DiFate, Sally Howald and Terry Sullivan.

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