The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce its 2024 scholarship has been awarded to Shea Coe, a recent graduate of Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Mass. Coe is the daughter of Andrea Terry and Jeffrey Coe, and plans to attend Salem State University in the fall to study graphic design. She. Coe is the first Ad Club scholarship recipient in recent memory from Berkshire County and intending to major in graphic design.

Coe was recently presented with a $1,000 check from the Advertising Club at Taconic High School. In addition to Coe’s exceptional academic record and extracurricular volunteerism, both factors in her selection, her summer job made a distinct impression on scholarship committee members: she cuts and stacks firewood at Williams Lumber in Lee, Mass. “Shea isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and do the hard work – an attitude that will serve her well in life,” remarked scholarship committee chairman David Cecchi.

Members of the scholarship committee are: Matt Audette, Creative Strategist/Accounts Director at Andrews; David Cecchi, principal at Cecco | The design office of David Cecchi; and copywriter Deborah Sirulnik of Copyopolis.

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts supports future generations of creative professionals with an annual merit-based scholarship, awarded to a deserving student from western Massachusetts intent on pursuing a career in the advertising, communications, marketing, graphic design, or affiliated industries.

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is the premier organization for marketing and communications professionals in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Founded in 1909 as the Publicity Club of Springfield, for more than a century the Club has offered members the ability to advance and enrich the local creative community, by acting as a catalyst for idea exchange, professional development, and innovation. The Club continues to create a forum for members to learn, network, recognize achievement and give back to build a stronger advertising and marketing community.

In 1915, the Advertising Club established the region’s first community service award — The Order of William Pynchon — to recognize outstanding commitment to the community. Since that time, more than 200 deserving citizens have been presented with the Pynchon Medal bearing the likeness of Springfield’s founder and the words: The Honor Us Whom We Honor.

By Published On: June 26, 2024Categories: Education

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