Desiree Zielinski, Jessica Meoni, Nailea Meneses, Samantha Nardelli, Patrick Mineo, Thomas Cunningham, Christine Medley, and Ashley Kujat,

Students and Faculty Win American Advertising Awards

Marywood University graduate and undergraduate students, along with a faculty member, received awards for their design and illustration work at the Northeast Pennsylvania American Advertising Awards.

There are two categories for judging, one for students and one for professionals. Four award-winning designers and a copywriter from Albany, NY, performed the judging. The highest scoring work received Best of Show, which was awarded to Marywood student Nailea Meneses. Gold award winners include seniors Ashley Kujat and Nailea Meneses. Silver award winners include seniors Thomas Cunningham, Ashley Kujat, Nailea Meneses, and Patrick Mineo, as well as MFA student Jessica Meoni.

"This is an impressive accomplishment—to have students win at this level," said Christine Medley, assistant professor of graphic design and winner of a professional silver award.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), which sponsors the American Advertising Awards, is the nation's oldest national advertising trade association. The only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, AAF is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." AAF protects and promotes the well being of advertising through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.