CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Students from College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi took home more than a dozen awards at the 2016 American Advertising Addy Awards and Big Wig Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) – Corpus Christi Chapter. The “Star Wars” themed event took place on Feb. 26 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.
On March 8, an intimate breakfast was held on campus, to recognize the student winners. The breakfast was hosted by the University’s American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Group and Wienerschnitzel.
“I am proud to be associated with these amazing students,” said Richard Gere, Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Graphic design students took home masters, gold, silver and bronze awards. Sarah Gamez, a junior art major, took home the “Best of Show” award for her poster, titled “A Waste of Trees.” Her win included a $250 scholarship.
“It’s a big honor and a bit overwhelming to win,” said Gamez. “My personal goal was to see how far I could go. Last year, I earned a bronze. It is nice to see progress in the work that I do.”
The AAF, the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, represents 40,000 advertising professionals and 6,500 student members. To learn more about the local chapter, go to http://www.aafcc.club/.
See below for a full list of TAMU-CC winners: