Ad/PR Students Compete in Superior Awards

Advertising and Public Relations majors competed in the first “Superior Awards” on April 11. Students could enter projects from their Advertising and Public Relations courses which were judged by alumni. The winner in each category received a $100 prize, donated by area advertising and public relations firms.

Leah Twiley, one of the alumni judges, comments one of the entries she judged.
Leah Twiley, one of the alumni judges, comments one of the entries she judged.

The Superior Awards were so named because the School of Communications is in Lake Superior Hall, and to recognize students who complete work that is superior in quality. Winning entries have been posted in the display case on the north side of Lake Superior Hall. They include:

  • CAP 210/Fundamentals of Advertising — Cassandra Evans
  • CAP 220/Fundamental of PR — Kelsey Manas
  • CAP 310/Advertising Cases & Management–Brent Meyers, Christina Johnson, Andrew Winette
  • CAP 315/Ad Copywriting — Shuaizhi Tian
  • CAP 320/PR Cases & Management — Rane Martin
  • CAP 321/Media Relations Writing — Rane Martin
  • CAP 413/Media Planning — Kristin Hartwig
  • CAP 423/Corporate Communications Writing — Austin Langlois

Judges were alumni from the Advertising and Public Relations major. They included:

  • Jeremy Bakkan, Director in the Consumer Practice at Lambert, Edwards, & Associates
  • Melissa Barr, Public Relations Specialist at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Adam Barr, Freelance Writer for area advertising agencies
  • Erika Bush, Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kendra Lokker, Project Coordinator at Baudville
  • Chris Moore, independent advertising creative
  • Adrienne Rehm, Marketing Manager at Herman Miller
  • Adam Russo, Communications Specialist at Haworth
  • Amy Sawade, Social Media Coordinator at Spectrum Health
  • Abigayle Sloan, Assistant Director of GVSU Alumni Relations
  • Leah Twiley, News and Information Services Office at GVSU
  • Patrick VanderKolk, Account Manager at Designvox
  • Sam Vinton, MLive Media Group

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