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APSU student wins statewide business communicators award

For the second consecutive year, an Austin Peay student was chosen as the recipient of the International Association of Business Communicators/ Nashville Chapter Student Scholarship.

An 18-year resident of Carver, Mass., Kathy Yung, a senior mass communication major at APSU, won the 2004 IABC/Nashville Student Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is to be used for academic purposes, such as tuition, registration fees, books and supplies.
For the second consecutive year, an Austin Peay student was chosen as the recipient of the International Association of Business Communicators/ Nashville Chapter Student Scholarship.

An 18-year resident of Carver, Mass., Kathy Yung, a senior mass communication major at APSU, won the 2004 IABC/Nashville Student Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is to be used for academic purposes, such as tuition, registration fees, books and supplies.

In announcing Yung's selection, Kristi Gooden, IABC/Nashville student liaison and senior account executive for Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Communications, Brentwood, wrote: “The scholarship committee was very impressed with (Yung's) credentials. She is an outstanding student who will continue to contribute positively to the field of communications throughout her career.”

According to Dr. Frank Parcells, professor of communication, this marks the second straight year that a student from APSU, competing against students from such universities as Vanderbilt and Eastern Kentucky, won the prestigious scholarship.

Emily Pickard of Centerville, the 2003 IABC/Nashville Chapter Scholarship recipient, is employed now as a communication coordinator at JDC Industries, Lyles, which works with manufacturers in the aerospace industry and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Pickard said, “I take immense pride in the fact that an APSU student won this award for two consecutive years. Since winning the scholarship last year, I am now a board member and vice president of finance for the IABC/Nashville, and I received the Fellow Award from the IABC at the awards dinner in June.”

According to Parcells, the Fellow Award is the highest honor given to an IABC member.

He said, “We are all proud of Kathy Yung for her dedication to scholarship and skills development. Our new (communication) curriculum seems to be doing the trick in preparing students for the ‘real world' and its meaningful careers.”

Echoing his sentiments, IABC/Nashville Student Liaison Gooden wrote, “We are proud of the quality students you have at APSU and always enjoy when they attend our meetings and participate in activities.”
—Dennie Burke