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ASU students, faculty receive ADDYs at 2009 Advertising Federation Awards Banquet

March 11, 2009 -- Students and faculty from Arkansas State University’s Department of Art (Graphic Design) and Department of Journalism (Communication) came away with a total of 19 ADDYs from the 2009 American Advertising Federation – NEA Awards Banquet.

Students from associate professor Kim Vickrey’s graphic design classes and instructor Eric Vickrey’s graphic communication classes won 10 student ADDYS.

Kim Vickrey won two ADDYS for ASU, a silver for a logo designed for the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Horse Camp, and a bronze ADDY for a photograph published on the cover of the summer issue of the Arkansas Review for the Department of English and Philosophy. Nine ADDYS were won for EyeSpeak, where the Vickreys both pursue creative research.

“Both Kim and I are so very excited for our students to be able to bring real world experience into the classroom and celebrate with these students,” said Eric Vickrey, founder of EyeSpeak and instructor in journalism. “Winning an ADDY is such a prestigious honor.”

Students received the following awards:

Best of Student Work–Emily Hathcock (Poster for Design Against Fur); Gold – Ryan Ochsner (Packaging for Picasso’s Cupboard Coffeehouse); Gold – Leslie Moore (Stationary Package for Oracle); Silver – Nancy Siu (Packaging for Sweets Factory); Silver – Madaline Ball (Stationary package for Styx Restaurant); Silver – James Crow (Stationary package for Thor Demolition);

Bronze – Michael Schuk (Stationary package for Rapid Move)
Bronze – Jaime Holland (Stationary package for Eos Coffee Roasting Company)
Bronze – Emily Hathcock (Poster for Design Against Fur)
Bronze – Brandy Turner/Leslie Moore (Logo for Synge Wildlife Reserve)

The gold and silver level work will move on to the 10th District Advertising Federation Competition against work from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. If the work wins on that level, they will complete in the National Advertising Federation Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.  



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