Kent State Student Wins $1,500 Innis Maggiore Scholarship

CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 21, 2008) - Rebekah Smith, a senior at Kent State University, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Innis Maggiore, a Canton-based advertising and public relations firm.

Each year, Innis Maggiore awards the scholarship to a student pursuing a marketing communications-related career as part of the American Advertising Federation's Education Fund. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be Ohio residents who are full-time students at an Ohio university or college with a 3.0 accumulative grade point average. The scholarship is available to second semester sophomores, juniors or seniors graduating in Spring 2008 or later. For more information, visit www.aafcleveland.com.

"Innis Maggiore is thrilled to recognize and reward Rebekah for her outstanding academic performance. Helping to educate today's marketing communications students is one of the ways we can contribute to Ohio's bright future," said Dick Maggiore, president and chief executive office, Innis Maggiore.

Smith, a North Canton resident, is majoring in public relations at Kent State University's main campus. She currently interns with the corporate communications department of Diebold Corp. in North Canton and she aspires to work in healthcare or corporate communications upon graduation.

In addition to its AAF scholarship, Innis Maggiore also offers the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications. The annual scholarship is available to full-time Kent State Stark students who reside in Stark County and major in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or advertising. For more information, contact Julie Spotts in the Kent State Stark office of admissions at 330-244-3253.

Innis Maggiore is the nation's leading agency in the practice of positioning, building strong brand positions for companies in competitive markets. The advertising and public relations agency, with 2007 capitalized billings of more than $24 million, employs more than 40 associates at its offices in Canton and Youngstown, Ohio.

Key clients include Alside, Aultman Health Foundation, Bank of America, Goodyear, GuideStone Financial Resources, NEOUCOM, Nickles Bakery, Parker Hannifin, Progressive Foam Technologies, RTI International Metals, Republic Engineered Products and Shearer's Foods, Inc.

Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Direct Marketing Association, the National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America. The company maintains a website at www.innismaggiore.com.

For more information contact:

Jim Cyphert
PR Director
Innis Maggiore
P: 330-492-5500
C: 330-501-9886
Email Jim Cyphert

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