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Mrs. Kara Williams Glenn, M.F.A.
Mrs. Kara Williams Glenn, M.F.A.
- Professional-in-Residence & Imagewest Co-Director
Biography

With a penchant for creative results-driven work, Kara Williams Glenn leads Western Kentucky University’s award-winning, student-intern staffed, AD + PR + Design agency, Imagewest. A former WKU and Imagewest alumna, Williams Glenn is committed to immersing students in the agency experience that Imagewest provides, helping them excel in the industry before they leave collage through the production of quality work delivered to real clients on real deadlines. 

Blending a formal background in creative design with a passion for marketing, Williams Glenn has proven her dedication to success in both agency and in-house settings in a wide array of industries from corporate/industrial to non-profit. Her vision for Imagewest is to empower Imagewest’s interns to achieve their own ambitions while simultaneously guiding the agency towards a productive cycle with an extensive monthly clientele, giving students opportunities to apply their skills in many scenarios while generating revenue to support the program.

Williams Glenn understands the importance of continuous improvements in every aspect of the business. She works closely with the Imagewest interns to develop business relationship strategies that create, cultivate, and maintain agency clients and ensure client satisfaction. It’s a delicate balance between fostering student independence and encouraging their talent thorough review, but it’s this balance that lets students grow and thrive, making Imagewest an invaluable experience. As someone who understands both the culture of Imagewest personally and the realities of agency life, Williams Glenn is perfectly suited to challenge interns to work past their own expectations and grow as career professionals.

She resides in Bowling Green with her husband and their three beautiful cats.

Education

Master of Fine Art
Full Sail University
Media Design, 
Thesis Project: “Community & City Branding” 
Graduation: 2019
Valedictorian

Bachelor of Fine Art    
Western Kentucky University,
Concentration Graphic Design,
Graduation:2011

Awards

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning Teaching Honors Nominee, 2020

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2020
My Student’s Work:

  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Marketing Campaign
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Branding
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Print Advertising 1 of 2
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Print Advertising 2 of 2
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Publication
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold
  • Promotional Item/s Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Anything Goes 1 of 2
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Anything Goes 2 of 2
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Print Advertising
  • Logo accepted into the WKU Student Juried Exhibition
  • Illustration accepted into the WKU Student Juried Exhibition
  • Annual Report accepted into the WKU Student Juried Exhibition

Valedictorian - Full Sail University, 2019
Awarded for highest GPA within program.

Advanced Achievement - Full Sail University, 2019
This award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout the whole program, acknowledging areas including effort, dedication, energy, skill, and leadership. Full Sail University recognizes the Advanced Achievement Award is one of its most prestigious awards.

Course Director’s Award - Full Sail University, 2019
Awarded for outstanding performance in Organizational Structures. 

Course Director’s Award - Full Sail University, 2019
Awarded for outstanding performance in Effective Copy Writing.

Graphic Design USA Student to Watch, 2019
For creative research created in MFA program.

How International Design Award Student, 2019
Served as instructor and coordinator on my student’s international project.

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2019
My Student’s Work:

  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Most Innovative (Branding)
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Fundraising Campaign
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Anything Goes
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Gold Print Advertising
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Brochure
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Pitch
  • Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Branding Professional Marketing Association Markie Award Silver Marketing Campaign

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning Teaching Honors Nominee, 2019

Dow Jones News Fund Workshop Grant, 2018
$26,000 Dow Jones News Fund Grant Awarded to Fund a Digital Workshop for Historically Black College and University Professors.

Malahide Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Achievement, 2018
For creative contributions.

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2018
Best in Brochure

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2018
My Student’s Work:

  • Best in Branding
  • Best in Event Campaign
  • Best in Email Marketing
  • Best in Out of Home
  • Best in Print Ad
  • 2nd in Digital Ad
  • 2nd in Social Media Campaign

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2017

  • Best in Event Campaign
  • Best in Branding

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2017
My Student’s Work

  • Best in Social Media
  • Best in Promo Item
  • 2nd in Event Campaign

 Bucks for Bright Ideas Award, 2016

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2016

  • Best in Event Campaign
  • Best in Anything Goes
  • 2nd in Social Media Campaign
  • 2nd in Web Design
  • 2nd in Video 31+

Professional Marketing Association Marketer of the Year, 2015

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2015

  • Best in Website
  • Best in Out-of-Home
  • 2nd in Social Media
  • 2nd in Anything Goes
  • 2nd in Sales Promo

Professional Marketing Association Best in Show, 2014

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2014

  • Best in Mobile
  • Best in Direct Mail
  • Best in Anything Goes
  • 2nd in Mobile
  • 2nd in Digital Ad
  • 2nd in Specialty Item
  • 2nd in Print Ad

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2013

  • Best Fundraising Campaign
  • 2nd in Website

Professional Marketing Association Markie Award, 2012

  • Best Specialty Item
  • 2nd Marketing Campaign
  • 2nd in Best Pitch

 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Marketing Association | 2012-Current
AIGA | 2020 - Current
Advertising Federation  | 2019 - Current

Williams Glenn served her community on the board of the Professional Marketing Association as President (2016) and Vice President of Communications (2015). 

Imagewest Alumni 2010, 2011
Girl Scouts of America | Lifetime Member

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