Buffalo, NY – Villa Maria College had an impressive showing at last week’s American Advertising Awards Buffalo, hosted by American Advertising Federation (AAF) Buffalo. The annual event, formerly known as the ADDYs, was held on March 10th, and 8 Villa students earned a combined 11 awards including one of the night’s biggest honors, Student Best of Show.
Courtney Ewings, ’17 – Silver award for Private Stache, Packaging
Alicia Salerno, ’17 – Silver award for Simply Balanced, Packaging
Samantha Lonczak,’17 – Silver award for Blue Monk Menu, Special Event Materials
Alexandria Casarsa, ’16, Courtney Ewings, ’17, Gina Griffo, ’18, Samantha Lonczak, ’17 – Gold award for SKALD, Book Design
Jeffery Marotta, ’17 – Silver award for Stan Lee Signature Cologne, Campaign
Jessica Puskar, ’16 – Silver award for 7 West Surf Shop, Online / Interactive Campaign
Alexandria Casarsa, ’16 – Silver award for Tom Ford Black Orchid, Consumer Campaign
Samantha Lonczak, ’17 – Silver award for Intrepid, Consumer Campaign
Grace Gruarin, ’16 – Gold award for Nordurljos Tea House, Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Samantha Lonczak, ’17 – Silver award for Hullabaloo, Logo Design
Alexandria Casarsa, ’16, Courtney Ewings, ’17, Gina Griffo, ’18, Samantha Lonczak, ’17– Student Best of Show for SKALD, Book Design
“Our students continue to raise the bar by producing high quality work that is both professional and creative,” said Bob Grizanti, Villa’s art department chair. “It’s incredible to see their talent and our graphic design program recognized by leaders in the advertising industry year after year.”
In addition, Julie Zack, assistant professor of graphic design, was honored with three awards and the College’s Office of Communications received one. Zack won the following:
Gold award for Beulah’s Card and Thaumatrope, stationary package in the Sales and Marketing category
Silver award for Beulah’s General Store, logo design in the Elements of Advertising category
Best of Show Finalist for Beulah’s Card and Thaumatrope, stationary package
The Office of Communications won a silver award for its Empowering Students Campaign, sales kit or product information sheet, in the Sales and Marketing category.
“This recognition of our students’ work makes it clear that they are learning what it takes to succeed in the advertising industry,” said Sister Marcella Marie Garus, the College’s president.
For more information on Villa Maria’s graphic design program, visit https://www.villa.edu/academics/academic-programs/graphic-design.