Anna Rowe Continues the Legacies of Communication Scholarship Namesakes

Ken Adkins and Mary Croghan Ramsay ’42 represent two of the most ambitious and accomplished minds Charleston has ever offered. As a recipient of both the James Kenneth Adkins Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Croghan Ramsay “Ask Jackie” Scholarship, Honors College communication and psychology double-major Anna Rowe is continuing their legacies.  

Ken Adkins (1955-1989) and Mary Croghan Ramsay (1921-2016) were well known as influential communicators with a clear passion for Charleston and the arts. Friends and family of both created the James Kenneth Adkins Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Croghan Ramsay “Ask Jackie” Scholarship to help ignite the careers of young communicators like Rowe.   

Already building her career, Rowe is interning at Charleston Home + Design, where she assists with the production of their quarterly magazine. Following the trail traveled by Adkins, who worked in media and advertising, Rowe says she is fond of the more traditional aspects of working with a magazine.

“This internship has allowed me to be involved in a magazine that follows the conventional ways of spreading news; not ones that rely on followers or Instagram likes, but rather readers and subscriptions,” she says. “I find that to be more fulfilling and the truest form of journalism.”   

In 2022, Rowe interned with the startup social media company, Whim Social, an app currently available in Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville and New York City, which provides users with updates on local news and community events. Working closely with the chief marketing officer, Rowe assisted with the app’s release in New York City and Charlotte.  

Rowe also works with the Honors College as an Honors Engaged peer mentor. She provides counsel for classmates who wish to volunteer at Neighborhood House or assist in research for the Homeless Period Project.   

To learn more about how Anna Rowe is fusing communications know-how with a benevolent spirit, check out the full article by John Knobeloch in The College Today.

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