CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas– Graphic design students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi won big this year at the American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards.
The University graphic design students took home 23 ADDY® awards including a Special Judges Award for an anti-childhood obesity campaign by Alexander Ramirez and a Rising Star Award presented to Alyssa Garza, which included a cash award prize of $250. To honor the award recipients, the University’s American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Group hosted a student awards breakfast February 24 in the newly-designed Bay Hall graphics lab.
“We are very proud of our students and hope this awards breakfast showed our students just how much we care,” said Amanda Garcia, Associate Professor of Graphic Design. “The consistent award-winning work from University students is impressive and speaks volumes to the University’s commitment to student success.”
This is the 9th year Texas A&M - Corpus Christi students have showcased their work in the ADDY® Awards; each year winning an array of gold, silver, bronze, special judges awards, and rising star awards. The growth of the graphic design program at A&M-Corpus Christi continues to escalate with a full Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design expected to launch in fall 2015.