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Kean Graduate Honored as Advertising ‘Fellow of the Year’

Yohanny Capellan

Kean University graduate Yohanny Capellan ’21 has been named MAIP Fellow of the Year for her work this summer in the national Multicultural Advertising Internship Program.

The award recognizes the Michael Graves College graduate’s “passion for advertising, leadership, poise and compassion” and is presented by the 4As Foundation, part of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, which works to support and connect diverse talent to the advertising industry.

“This summer I’ve learned a lot. It definitely challenged me, but when I find myself in challenging situations, I know I’m going to grow,” said Capellan, of Little Falls. 

Capellan graduated from Kean with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and was active at Kean as a resident assistant, a student orientation leader and more.

She recently began a new internship with the Verizon Ad Fellowship program, a 9-month paid program that rotates interns through different roles. The program has a 97% job placement rate.

She thanked Kean, Michael Graves College, and one of her professors, Deborah Ceballos for their support.

Ceballos, a lecturer in interactive advertising/graphic design, said Capellan was a busy and dedicated student at Michael Graves, who was always the first to ask questions of guest speakers from the advertising industry. 

“Yohanny enjoyed receiving feedback on her assignments and was always looking for ways to improve. She is definitely owning her future, and we can't wait to see what she'll do next,” Ceballos said.

Capellan was one of four Kean students accepted into the MAIP internship program.