Congratulations to our Final Scholarship Recipients

October 25, 2014 12:42 PM | Anonymous

The Greater San Francisco Ad Club Student Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of $2000 each in scholarship money. Given annually from 1906-2014, the awards are provided to individuals demonstrating outstanding educational pursuit of careers in marketing and advertising.

Adrian Cooper is a multi-talented community leader who blends marketing, sales, strategy, research, and project management to build partnerships that allow individuals and organizations to reach their fullest potential. He is a full time Bachelors of Science student at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco (Ai) studying Advertising, with an emphasis on Account Planning and Management.  

Recent school projects that Adrian has co-managed include the social media campaign for Ai’s StyleNOW 2014 student Fashion Show and ForgotVegas consumer generated content photography campaign. He is also currently participating in the Credit Karma Campus Challenge. 

Outside of school Adrian is a Account Management intern with Gumas Advertising, a nationally recognized full service marketing , digital branding agency, which help companies design Challenger Brand  Marketing. Adrian earned a Associates in Arts in General Education and Associates in Science Media Communication from Grossmont College . Additionally, he served as a United States Army Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division. 

Ioné Sterental is a senior at UC Berkeley, where she is pursuing a double major in Media Studies and Psychology. Originally from Venezuela, Ioné moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with her family in 2003. At Cal, Ioné is involved in imagiCal, the UC Berkeley chapter of the American Advertising Federation, where she is currently External Vice president. Last year, she was a Creative Planner and created, with her team, a winning campaign for Mary Kay, Inc as part of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC 2013-14). Ioné was one of the five presenters that represented her team’s campaign to win 1st Place at Regionals and also presented at Finals in Florida. 

Over the summer, Ioné was a media-planning intern at MEC in San Francisco. Ioné is fascinated by both the depth of storytelling in advertising, and the way products are crafted to appeal to an audience psychologically. She is passionate about the ability to redefine the future of a brand and how consumers interact with it, and is eager to delve into these areas as she pursues a career in advertising.

Paul grew up a Las Vegan then became a Seattleite, New Yorker, and San Franciscan. Sprinkle in some Shanghaier, Berliner, and Amsterdamer influences in there as well. He's road tripped across America and loves experiencing new things. Call him a foodie. Call him eccentric. He's anything but static. 

His mantra is to embrace life knowing that it's not always about the height of his logic but more about the depth of his conviction. He loves advertising. If you do too, you would make good friends.

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