Uses and Procedures:
Funds may be used for any purpose which will benefit the Murrow College and its students, faculty and staff. Examples for the use of funds are:

  • scholarships for students in the advertising sequences;
  • equipment, supplies or services for use by the advertising sequence (presentation easels, video tape, etc.);
  • travel, lodging and food expenses of speakers in advertising brought to campus for class, speaking or symposium purposes;
  • similar travel, lodging and food expenses of faculty and students who may enter regional or national advertising competitions and judging, or attend professional advertising meetings;
  • maintenance and engraving of the W.S. “Bill” Simpson inspirational award trophy which upon finalization of this document will become the Edward Bannister Inspirational Award. Said change was requested by Mr. W. S. “Bill” Simpson.

This fund was established in memory of Edward Bannister, Associate Professor of Communications at WSU since 1969 until his death in November, 1977. Professor Bannister started the communication department’s internship program for advertising students which has become one of the most successful programs of its kind in the country.

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