Lee Students Bring Home ADDY Awards

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - by Brannon Roberts, Lee University
Pictured from left, front, Randi Vasquez, middle row, Ani Abrahamyan, Dr. Moe, Director of Publications Regenia Collier, Olivia Theodore, and back row, Josh Wical, Hannah Alamo, Jason Moore, Steven Morgan, Jordan Dickenson and Brent Shedd.
Pictured from left, front, Randi Vasquez, middle row, Ani Abrahamyan, Dr. Moe, Director of Publications Regenia Collier, Olivia Theodore, and back row, Josh Wical, Hannah Alamo, Jason Moore, Steven Morgan, Jordan Dickenson and Brent Shedd.

Lee University communication arts students won eight Student ADDY awards at the American Advertising Federation’s Competition in Chattanooga. 

The AAF Student ADDY Awards Competition provides college students an opportunity to submit their design work to be judged on a professional level. Work entered at the local level can move up to regional and national judging.  It is one of the most prestigious awards in the advertising world, similar to an Oscar for film or an Emmy for television.

Individually submitted designs by Randi Vasquez earned her a Gold for her “Lady of the Marketplace” photograph and a Silver for a logo design. 

"Receiving an ADDY helped me realize how far I've come in my career during the past few years, however it also taught me to never settle and strive for the best," Ms. Vasquez said.

Hannah Alamo’s personal submission of an annual report, "How Things Work," won her a Silver award. 

A team of three including Nathan Bivens, Jordan Dickenson and Josh Wical earned a Silver for a Vindagua yearbook advertisement.

Plasso Creative Group, a team of 11, won a Silver for their commercial "Don't Be Vulterized" created for the Deacon Jones Auto Group in an Advertising Campaigns class. Plasso includes students Monica Alward, Suzie Burkett, Amanda Downey, Steven Holt, Brooks Hungate, Paul Hutson, Steven Morgan, Jessica Reynolds, Mabia Shadel, Caitlin Warrick and Jonathan Williams. 

“The ADDY awards ceremony is a great chance for my students to meet professionals in this field,” said Dr. Megan Moe, associate professor of communication at Lee. “Two years ago one of our graduating seniors won a Gold ADDY and met his future employer at the competition.”

Lee’s Publications office brought home the Gold ADDY for the Insider Magazine along with three Silvers for their Alumni Calendar, Parade of Favorites Program, and Charisma Metallic Flame Advertisement. 

The publications team included students Ani Abrahamyan, Bivens, Jason Moore, Steven Morgan, Brent Shedd, Olivia Theodore, Cilla Tran and Vasquez.

Winners of Gold ADDYs will have the opportunity to advance to AAF’s regional competition which will take place in Nashville. 

For more information about Lee’s Department of Communication Arts contact Dr. Moe at mlunger@leeuniversity.edu.  For more information about the AAF and the ADDY awards visit www.aaf.org.

Pictured here are (front) Vasquez, (middle row, l to r) Abrahamyan, Moe, Director of Publications Regenia Collier, Theodore, (back row, l to r) Wical, Alamo, Moore, Morgan, Dickenson and Shedd.

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