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Three JMC Students Chosen for National Advertising Honor Society

Three K-State students studying advertising in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications have been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society. Seniors Kathryn Hurd, Natalie May and Paige Rome were selected by the American Advertising Federation’s National Education Executive Committee for the honor that recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising studies.

Alpha Delta Sigma (ADS) dates back to 1913 when the fraternity was founded at the University of Missouri. ADS is the only national, professional advertising honorary society in American higher education. Each year hundreds of students from AAF college chapters are nominated and inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma.

Ad Club Advisor, Assistant Professor Katie Olsen, said that the AAF looks at advisor recommendations along with GPA in advertising courses and overall university GPA to determine eligibility. Hurd and May are seniors majoring in strategic communications with a focus in advertising, and May is minoring in JMC with a focus in advertising.

“Kat, Paige and Natalie have been an honor to advise and teach over the past few years,” Olsen said. “They possess a love of advertising that is evident in not only their classroom achievement, but also their high level of engagement outside of the classroom. Ad Club has provided them an avenue to get involved in the dynamic world of advertising prior to graduation, and they’ve taken this preparation for the professional world very seriously. I’m so proud that the AAF is recognizing them with this honor.”