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2015 Participants

The VPP is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts that exposes professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, a marketing or media company. Professors return to the classroom and teach their subject with more authority.  

Components of the program are an orientation followed by an eight-day internship.  During the internship, professors are asked to give a Lunchtime Talk on his/her area of expertise and how it relates to advertising.  

Thanks to the generosity of the companies listed below, 13 professors were hosted by ad agencies and a marketing company in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York City during June 2015.  Since Career Services Directors (CSD) are approached more often about careers in advertising, four administrators participated in NYC orientations.

New York City Participants at Ogilvy & Mather Orientation
Left to right: Kristin Comeforo, Colin Campbell, Sharon Hudson (AEF), Sara Parrish (AEF), Susan Smith, Kathleen Locke Mannheimer, Tim Mosehauer, Glynnis Johnson, Kenneth Bates, Elyria Kemp, Jenna Drenten, Robert Harrison, Elizabeth Miller, Kim Crabbe


Atlanta Participant Dallas Participant  
Deborah Gerhardt Wendy Macias
Deborah Gerhardt Wendy Macias  
Chicago Participants    
Monique Bell Michael Devlin Sydney Dillard
Monique Bell Michael Devlin Sydney Dillard

2015 Program Participants

Professor School Department Host
Deborah Gerhardt UNC, Chapel Hill Law J. Walter Thompson
Monique Bell Calif. State, Fresno Marketing Lapiz
Michael Devlin DePaul University PR & Advertising Ogilvy & Mather
Sydney Dillard DePaul University PR & Advertising EnergyBBDO
Wendy Macias Texas Christian Univ. Communications The Richards Group
New York City      
Kenneth Bates Univ. of San Diego Marketing Ogilvy & Mather
Colin Campbell Kent State Univ. Marketing & Entrepreneurship McCann Erickson
Kristin Comeforo Univ. of Hartford Communications J. Walter Thompson
Jenna Drenten Loyola Univ. Chicago Marketing DDB
Robert Harrison Western Michigan Univ. Marketing Havas
Glynnis Johnson Bethune-Cookman Univ. Business Administration Grey
Elyria Kemp Univ. of New Orleans Mgmt. & Marketing IBM
Elizabeth Miller Univ. of Mass., Amherst Communications Young & Rubicam
Career Services Directors    
Kim Crabbe Skidmore College    
Kathleen Locke Mannheimer Princeton University    
Tim Mosehauer Middlebury College    
Susan Smith Vassar College    




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