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ANDERSON UNIVERSITY GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTS TAKE TOP ADDY AWARDS

Anderson University graphic design students swept the Upstate 2010 ADDY Awards, continuing their dominance of the Greenville Ad Club “Student ADDY” competition. Since the introduction of the student division of the “ADDYs,” AU students have consistently won the majority of the awards given, however, this marks the first time AU has accomplished a complete sweep.

 

At the local competition, AU’s winners were as follows: AU Sophomore Jivan Dave - Best In Show, Gold Award; AU Senior Leigh Hill - Gold Award, Silver Award; AU Senior Kat Carter – Gold Award, Silver Award; AU Senior Chris Waldrop – Silver Award; AU Junior David Bishop – Silver Award.

 

In addition, two AU graphic design students received top awards at the regional Addy competition. The winners were selected from applicants from hundreds of colleges and universities in a region ranging from Texas to Virginia. Jivan Dave and Chris Waldrop both won Gold ADDYs and Kat Carter and Leigh Hill won Silver ADDYs. Following his win at the regional level, Jivan Dave’s entry will now advance to the national competition.

 

At the regionals, AU’s winners were as follows: Jivan Dave - Gold Award; Chris Waldrop – Gold Award; Kat Carter – Silver Award; Leigh Hill – Two Silver Awards.

 

Dr. Tim Speaker, assistant art professor at AU, stated that, “I am incredibly proud of the continued success of our graphic design concentration. Through extreme hard work and perseverance, our wonderful students have been able to once again find success in the larger graphic design community. AU is becoming a truly renowned art program on the national stage, a reputation built on the accomplishments of our students.”

 

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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