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Students win KC/IABC awards

May 7, 2013


Avila communication students, sharing the spotlight with professionals from top Kansas City-area companies, were honored with Awards of Merit at the new KC/International Association of Business Communicators’ Quills Gala May 2.
Kelby Phelps, Aimee Adams, and Austin Stockard picked up awards to the applause of the top communicators in the KC area.

Adams, a junior from Independence, Mo., was honored for “The Glitter Run.” The project, created in Promotional Writing to benefit breast cancer research, was selected by Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, Missouri for implementation. Her teammate was Jaclyn Wacha.

Adams, who took home top honors at this year’s Student Scholar Day and was a member of Avila’s first-place winning cheer squad at the National Cheerleading Association Championships, was all smiles as she picked up her award. 

When asked about this new honor, she responded in her usual clear and concise communication style: “It has been a very good year,” she exclaimed.

Phelps, a senior from Marshfield, Mo., and Stockard, a senior from Kansas City, took home the honors on behalf of teammates Jordan Byrd, Cleveland Neal, Jessica Ferrell, and Trey Swager. Their entry, which was created as part of their Corporate Script Writing class, was “Fight Club: Advocacy Program for Bullied Youth.”
Avila’s final award of the evening was for “Veterans’ Voices,” a media plan created for and adopted by The Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project. Stockard accepted the award for the members of his Corporate Communication Seminar’s team, which also included Quiana Haney, Josh Grimes, Emilee Bickleman, Christina Parisse, James Chapman and Peter Kondracki.

For a complete list of KC/IABC winning companies: http://ow.ly/jD39l

To learn about Avila’s award winning Communication Department visit avila.edu/viscom/ or email linda.strelluf@avila.edu


About Avila University
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.