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CBU students, faculty win ADDY awards in local advertising competition

RIVERSIDE (March 25, 2013)--Six students and faculty members of California Baptist University’s Department of Design and Photography brought home awards from the 2013 American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire ADDY Awards Gala.  

The event marked the first time the department has entered a competition.

“It gives the program a new visibility we have not had before in the design community,” said Michael Berger, assistant professor of graphic design.

Posters designed for CBU’s Fundamental Typography class were entered for the event held March 15. Every piece submitted won.

Kyle Ready won a gold award for a poster designed for an on-campus event featuring Hank Blank, a marketing specialist. Trever Hoehne, assistant professor of photography, won two gold photography awards. Ready’s and Hoehne’s work will advance automatically to compete in the district competition. 

Emily Poulin walked away with a silver award. Austin Leonard won a bronze award, and Nathan McCoy won two bronze awards.

Berger won a silver award for a brochure design and a bronze for his work on a TV commercial.

“We look forward to a continued relationship with the Inland Empire Ad Club,” Berger said. “We also look forward to further engaging the local design community in the form of hosting events and placing interns into the agencies."

The design and photography program at CBU is an accredited four-year program with majors in graphic design and photography. Students’ studies can feature concentrations in design, photography, video/animation, web design and mobile app design. 

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Pictured left to right: Austin Leonard, Emily Poulin, Nathan McCoy and Kyle Ready

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