ATHENS, Ohio (May 25, 2005) -- Daniel Screptock, a native of Holland, Ohio, is a recipient of the American Advertising Federation's Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program for 2005. Sixteen program participants were chosen from the 46 nominees representing his or her university. Screptock will be working in advertising and marketing for Toyota in Torrance, Calif.
This highly competitive internship program was created in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell, former executive vice president for marketing at the Los Angeles Times. Each university may nominate one student based on the student's knowledge of the advertising industry, grade point average, adviser's recommendation, leadership ability and essay or advertisement redesign.
"We're very thrilled Daniel got this internship," said Associate Professor of Journalism Jan Slater, who serves as Screptock's adviser and as adviser of the Ohio University chapter of the American Advertising Federation. "It's very competitive. This internship takes someone who is a top-notch student."
Screptock said he was "pretty psyched" when he heard that he had been chosen for the program. "When the prospect came that I could go to California, I jumped on it," he said. "I'm excited and I'm sure I'll be homesick. My family is from Toledo, but I'll get over it."
According to Slater, Screptock is the first student in three years to be accepted into the program.
A graduate of Springfield Senior High School, Screptock is a senior advertising management major.
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