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Virginia Tech students win 22 gold and 12 silver citations at the regional ADDY® Awards


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 18, 2004 – Nineteen Virginia Tech graphic design/art students received winning citations at the Western Virginia ADDY® Awards program sponsored by the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley held in Roanoke in March.

The club augments its professional awards show by celebrating the best work submitted by students from area universities. The winners were chosen from among 245 entries from students in the marketing and design departments of Virginia Tech, Radford University, Virginia Western, and other area schools.

“We had a record year as far as number of entries,” said ADDY Chairperson Jennifer Yax. “We’re thankful to have the support of the universities in the area, because it just makes our show even better. Plus, it gives us an avenue to showcase local talent even before they reach the professional ranks.”

The Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley is a member club of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The AAF, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF's 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation's leading brands and corporations. The AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.

Virginia Tech Art and Art History Department faculty members Truman Capone, Meg Nugent, Bob Fields, and Scott Chandler served as advisors/instructors to the students who received citations. The Art and Art History Department at Virginia Tech is housed in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and offers undergraduate four-year degree programs in art history, graphic design, and studio arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics.) Visit http://www.art.vt.edu/ for more information.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.

Virginia Tech student winners (with major and hometown) include:

Kristin Blair (fine arts, Roanoke, Va.)
Silver citation in the website design category

Minah Chang (art, Springfield, Va.)
Silver citation in the annual report category

Katrina Choi (architecture, Blacksburg, Va.)
Gold citation in the Motion graphics category

Erin Doyle (fine arts, Woodbridge, Va.)
Silver Citation in the consumer/trade ad category
Silver citation in the campaign category

Erica Erickson (art, Oak Hill, Va.)
Silver Citation in the CD design category

Kathryn Guenther (fine arts, Millwood, Va.)
Silver citation in the annual report category

Jonathan Kapaldo (art, Springfield, Va.)
Gold citation in the CD design category

Mina Lee (fine arts, Dumfries, Va.)
Silver Citation in the stationary category

Brian McGill (art, Herndon, Va.)
Gold citation in the stationary category
Gold citation in the consumer/trade ad category
Gold citation in the annual report category
Gold and silver citations in the website design category

Julia Mudre (art, Mineral, Va.)
Gold citation in the CD design category
Gold citation in the website design category

Cathrine Roby (art, Winchester, Va.)
Gold citation in the package design/three dimensional category

Matt Roland
Silver citation in the website design category and another silver citation in the same category with Matt Garner contributing

Kathleen Scully (art, Blackwood, N.J.)
Gold citation in the annual report category

Marco Shepherd (communications studies, Fawnskin, Calif.)
Gold citation in the collateral material category

Emily Sherman (art, Blacksburg, Va.)
Gold citation in the photography category

Dawn Stein (fine arts, Winchester, Va.)
Best in Show for Art Department Interactive CD/DVD design category
Gold citation for her entry in the editorial design category
Gold citation for her entry in the annual report category with Kathleen Scully
Gold citation in the package design/three dimensional category
Gold citation in the Motion graphics category
Gold citation in the Typography/Font Design in advertising category
Two Silver citations in the photography category

Charles Tips (art, Houston, Texas)
Gold citation in the logo/symbol category
Gold and silver citations in the poster category
Gold and silver citations in the photography category
Silver citation in the stationary category

Dustin Twilley (art, Newark, Del.)
Gold citation in the poster category

Ida Woldemichael (fine arts, Arlington, Va.)
Gold citation in the editorial design category
Silver citation in the direct mail category with contributors Jonathan Gilbert and Meredith Rhyne



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