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Joining national universities, Texas and Miami, and the top art schools in the U.S., Anderson University’s Savannah Springer and Stephanie Wilson won two national “Addy” awards at the top competition for graphic designers this month in Arlington, VA.


The work of the Anderson students was honored at the local and regional levels before netting the University’s first ever national awards. Anderson was a multiple winner, which was also unprecedented, according to Timothy Speaker, who is an Assistant Professor of Art, and teaches graphic design at AU.


"The recent National Addy Awards were selected from the cream of the crop of the entire nation. The award categories were not based on the size of the institution, but rather the quality of the work submitted,” said Speaker. “I am proud to announce that not only did an AU student emerge victorious, but AU was the only school to receive multiple awards. Once again, this is a tribute to our fine students and diligent faculty in the graphic design and fine arts program. We are extremely proud of our students overwhelming successes and look to the future with great enthusiasm".


Anderson students have consistently won at the local and regional levels since the introduction of the “Student Addy” competition, but this marks a major milestone for the program and places it on a national stage.


The Addy Awards are conducted each year by the American Advertising Federation to honor the most excellent works in design and advertising across the U.S.

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 33) of colleges and universities in the South by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys.” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment

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