The Suzanne L. McGrath Scholarship


The Suzanne L. McGrath Scholarship

One of the most important missions of the Syracuse Ad Club is to educate not just the advertising professionals of today, but the professionals of tomorrow as well. Through the Suzanne L. McGrath Scholarship Fund, we recognize exceptional students at local colleges and universities with cash
awards that help them further their educational goals.

The Suzanne L. McGrath Scholarship Fund was established by Syracuse Ad Club member Fran McGrath in memory of his daughter, and is supported through donations and Ad Club programs and fundraising activities.

The 2008 Suzanne L. McGrath Scholarships Recipients:

Todd Dack
Todd is a senior Visual Communications major at Cazenovia College who upon graduation aspires to work as a creative director. A native of Watertown, New York, Todd worked as a creative intern at Eric Mower and Associates of Syracuse in the summer of 2007 during which time he collaborated on projects for clients including FedEx, Kodak, and Motorola.

Todd has a 3.82 GPA and has been the recipient of two academic scholarships at Cazenovia College, the Lewis Merrill Endowed Scholarship and the Presidential Transfer Scholarship. Before transferring to Cazenovia, Todd attended Jefferson Community College, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts; belonged to Phi Theta Kappa, the Two Year College Honor Society received the Jeff Gregory Scholarship, the Al Thomas Memorial Scholarship, and the Anthony Lephart Basketball Scholarship.

Todd’s concepting and technical skills, work ethic, and cooperative spirit insure not only a successful career, but also a significant contribution to the world of design.

Katie Baran
Katie Baran is a junior advertising major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She plans to focus her career on the management track.

Katie is from Cincinatti, Ohio, and transferred to the Newhouse School from the University of Missouri after her freshman year. She has worked as an intern in the athletic communications office at the university and is an avid Orange basketball fan.