2016 JMK Award Winner

Karin Humar was awarded 2016JMKthe 2016 District 12 Jane M. Klausman scholarship while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Her application was submitted by the Zonta Club of Spearfish.

As part of her bachelor’s degree, Karin did research on identifying students’ perspectives of factors that affect service learning success. She also developed a capstone project for her honors program and worked as public relations assistant at her school’s Department of Marketing & Communications. Karin served as an elected student senator representing the BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences in the BHSU Student Senate and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honor society for business students.

Karin grew up in Slovenia in a town of less than 100 people. Her background and curiosity led to her passion to enquire about cross-cultural communication and reasoning behind perceived superiority and intolerance among nations, cultures, genders and individuals. Her goal is to gain the knowledge and credibility to become a business leader within the world of communications.

After completing her bachelor’s, Karin planned to earn her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, and planned next to devote herself to the cause of empowering women around the world by joining UN Women.