SAA is preparing to graduate its largest class to date. Eighty-two students will be accepting an Associate Degree of Applied Business in Advertising Art June 4 at the Dayton Masonic Center.

These students are graduating with an essential combination of skills in graphic design, web design, video and motion design, photography, and illustration. They’ve also studied marketing and communications, and are well-equipped and excited to begin their professional careers in the advertising industry.

Sara McCatherine, executive director of the Dayton chapter of the American Ad Federation, will be recognized as the 2017 Honorary Degree recipient. Sara has been an advocate for SAA and through her support has had a positive impact on the school.

CEO and Founder of Creatives on Call, April Koenig, will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker. April has led Creatives on Call in being a national leader in creative networking.