HU students, alums, faculty take home 24 honors at Fort Wayne Ad Federation Awards

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Lee wins ‘Best of Show Student’
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2014-02-18

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University students, graduates and faculty shined at the Fort Wayne Ad Federation Awards Saturday night, taking home four golds, three silvers, nine student golds, seven student silvers and "Best of Show Student" in the annual creative advertising contest.

The theme of the awards show was "Ad-Mergency," and the event was held at the Public Safety Academy on Ivy Tech Community College's South Campus.

This annual competition recognizes advertising creative excellence from students and local advertising and media professionals. Entries are judged on creativity, originality and creative strategy.

The Fort Wayne Advertising Honors is a unique national awards program designed specifically for college students. Work entered at the local level can move up to the regional and national judging.

The following HU students, alumni and faculty took home Ad Federation awards:

  • Yo Han Lee, a senior animation major from Seoul, Republic of Korea, was awarded gold in the video, broadcast commercial category and "Best of Show Student" for "Coffee Boy" and silver in the non-profit advertising, video category for "Replenish."
  • Aaron Bullen, a senior animation major from New Brighton, Minn., was awarded gold in the self promotion, online video category for "3D Product Modeling."
  • Amanda Daunhauer, a senior animation major from Fostoria, Ohio; Ryan Woods, a senior animation major from Roanoke, Ind.; Kelsey McCoy, a junior animation major from Albuquerque, N.M.; Kyle Murray, a junior animation major from Louisville, Ky.; Josh Doolan, a senior animation major from Duxbury, Mass.; Blake Hughes, a junior computer science and animation major from Rossford, Ohio; Abi Freeland, a junior animation major from Andrews, Ind., and; Leah Zink, a junior animation major from Alford, Fla., were all awarded gold in the elements of advertising, special effects category for "Clue."
  • Anthony Frederick, a 2013 film production graduate from Portage, Ind., was awarded gold in the non-profit advertising, audio/online/video category for "Informational on HU DMA Department" and silver in the non-profit advertising, audio/online/video category for "A Tonal Piece on the HU Theatre Company."
  • Josh Doolan, a senior animation major from Duxbury, Mass., was awarded silver in the offsite, display design category for "Parasite 2."
  • Matt Nelson, a senior animation major from Granger, Ind., was awarded gold in the offsite, display design category for "Showcase Poster" and silver in the non-profit advertising category for "Parallel Lives."
  • Mike Ackerman, a 2013 animation graduate from Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Lynn Morrow, a 2013 animation graduate from Centerville, Ind., were awarded silver in the elements of advertising, special effects category for "Timeless."
  • Steven Sproul, a senior film production major from Clarion, Pa., was awarded gold in the video, internet commercial category for "Commercial, Stamina."
  • Tyler "Keff" Beasley, a senior film production major from Salem, Va., was awarded gold in the self-promotion, online video category for "Gaia Film Trailer."
  • Tyler Johnson, a senior animation major from Maplewood, Minn., was awarded two golds in the self-promotion, online video category for "Existential Lemon" and "Weight Crushers" and silver in the self-promotion, online video category for "Lead Paint."
  • Valerie Van Ee, a 2013 computer science and animation graduate from Eldridge, Iowa; Shanay Anderson, a 2013 animation graduate from Baker City, Ore., and Zach Figgins, a 2013 animation graduate from Fort Wayne, Ind., were awarded silver in the video, gaming category for "Utom."
  • Bryan Ballinger, associate professor of digital media arts, was awarded two golds in the elements of advertising, illustration category for "Animal Gas" and "Breadwig.com Xmas" and silver in the collateral material, specialty advertising category for "Animal Gas T-shirts."
  • Chris Viel and Curtis Wood, 2011 animation alums, of Syndeo Studios of Huntington won gold for video, internet commercial for "Celebrate Norm" for HU.
  • Reusser Design of Roanoke, owned by Nate Reusser, 2004 business management alum, won gold for "Two-EE's Winery" in sales promotion, cross-media campaign and two silvers for "Peg Perego - pegperego.com" for online advertising websites B to C and online advertising, responsive design.

Brand Innovation Group of Fort Wayne, Ind., also was recognized for the work that the company did for HU's undergraduate admissions. BIG won gold for the "Huntington University Campaign" for sales promotion, direct marketing and gold for "Huntington University Brochure" for sales promotion, product or service sales presentation.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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