The University of Portland has established the O’Dea International Scholarship, endowed by G. Kelly O’Dea ’70, an alumnus of the Salzburg Study Abroad Program. Valued in excess of $100,000, the scholarship is named in honor of his family, which includes two additional Salzburg alumni, Julie and Kitty.
The scholarship is intended to encourage global learning and exchange by assisting deserving University of Portland scholars in that pursuit. The scholarship will give a preference to students with financial need who are participating in the Salzburg program. Other possible scholarship recipients are students with financial need who are enrolled in a university program that involves “global change and cross-culture collaboration through international study and travel.”
Cited in a Harvard Business School case as “a global marketing pioneer, business builder and change leader,” O’Dea’s resume includes serving as president of worldwide clients at Ogilvy & Mather and president of Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide, both top global communications companies. He is currently chairman of AllianceHPL, a private strategic services firm focused on applied innovation for large multi-national companies. He has served for 12 years on the University’s board of regents.
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