Innis Maggiore President and CEO Dick Maggiore recently announced that Kent State University at Stark senior David Loughney has been awarded the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications.

A Hartville resident and Lake High School graduate, Loughney is majoring in applied communications with a focus on public relations and media management. He is interning at Kent State at Stark’s Career Services, where he is assisting with marketing and advertising. Loughney is the officer of publicity for Revive, an on-campus student organization, and recently completed an internship with East Nimishillen Church of the Brethren where he served as a media manager and graphic designer for the ministry. He is also a sales associate at T.J. Maxx in Belden Village.

"I’m paying for my college education out of my own pocket and it is a challenge to balance a work schedule as a full-time student," Loughney said in a news release. "This scholarship will relieve some of the financial stress and allow me more freedom to experience real-life opportunities that will benefit me in my future career."

After graduation, Loughney plans to pursue a career in a ministerial organization where he can use his public relations and management skills to connect members to the community.

"We believe that our investment in tomorrow’s workforce will help our community to continue to grow and prosper," Maggiore said in a news release. "Our agency proudly supports students like David, who set goals and work hard in and outside of the classroom."

Innis Maggiore originally endowed the scholarship in 2007. This year, $1,750 was distributed to the scholarship winner. Full-time Kent State at Stark students who reside in Stark County, major in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or advertising, and demonstrate need are eligible for the annual scholarship. For more information, visit www.stark.kent.edu/scholarships.