HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Renegade, an advertising and production agency with in-house facilities, is proud to announce that GREY ADKINS has been selected to receive the Renegade Spirit Scholarship in honor of Jennifer Leo Stine. LINDSEY GILES and MELISSA K. LONSDALE have been selected to receive the Susan A. Watkins Scholarship, which was created by Renegade CEO and President Tim Watkins and his wife Susan.
Adkins recently graduated Towson with a bachelor’s degree in electronic media and film. He was selected for the award because of his strong passion for film and production. Prior to enrolling at Towson, Adkins served four years with the United States military. The scholarship money allowed him to produce some of his films while in school.
“We’re very proud to present Grey, Lindsey and Melissa with these scholarships,” said Tim Watkins. “We believe in helping talented individuals reach their goals. We hope that these scholarships will help aid Grey, Lindsey and Melissa on their way to promising futures.”
The Renegade Spirit Scholarship in honor of Jennifer Leo Stine was created in 2000 and is given annually to individuals that have shown ambition, commitment to education and resemble the spirit of Renegade – creativity, purpose and persistence. The scholarship is named after Renegade Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Jennifer Leo Stine, who graduated Towson in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Stine is also a member of the Towson University Executive Club.
“I have always valued the internship program at Renegade. I was hired after my internship and I really believe in giving back,” said Stine. “Towson University has given a lot to Renegade and students alike. A number of our past interns we’ve hired have become employees upon graduation.”
“The Renegade Spirit Scholarship is one of our favorite scholarships to give, not just because the award amount is generous but because it allows us to pick a student who demonstrates the "Renegade" Spirit,” said Jennifer Lackey, the scholarship coordinator for the department of electronic media and film. “Many students drawn to our department have the kind of drive and non-conformity that doesn't always get recognized, so it's very important to us and very beneficial to our students here at Towson University to have the Renegade Spirit Scholarship.”
The Susan A. Watkins Scholarship was created last year and is awarded to students showing excellence in the field of occupational therapy/occupational science. Tim and Susan have been active and committed members within the autism community and have worked to promote education and awareness. They felt that this scholarship was another way to give back. The award is typically given to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to children with disabilities. Melissa Lonsdale and Lindsey Giles are both students in Towson’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Lonsdale is an incoming Towson senior and majors in occupational therapy. She has shown a strong dedication to academics, earning a place on Towson’s Dean’s List.
Giles, an Abingdon native, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State University before currently pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Towson. She is scheduled to complete the program in 2010 and has shown incredible drive for excellence during her academic career.
ABOUT RENEGADE (www.GetRenegade.com)
Based in Hunt Valley, Md., Renegade is an advertising agency with in-house production and post production facilities. Clients of Renegade include: Comcast, Time Warner, DEWALT, Ripken Baseball, Hair Club for Men and Women and Towson University. Renegade offers its clients a wide variety of services, including Strategic Planning, Creative Development, Production, Post Production, Motion Graphics, Interactive, Training, Design, Print Design & Fulfillment and more. In its 25,000 square foot facility, Renegade houses a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art studio that features a 3,000 square foot sound stage and six HD edit suites. Renegade’s Agency Confessional Blog can be found at http://adagencyconfessional.blogspot.com/
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