Student & Teaching Awards
My students work and my teaching has been recognized by the Design professional and educational community in the following ways:
 
2012-2015 First Year Faculty Fellowship
Office of First Year Experience, University of Kansas
The faculty fellow works with the FYE staff and campus partners on the design of new initiatives related to Goal One of KU’s Bold Aspirations Campaign: Strengthening recruitment, teaching, and mentoring to prepare undergraduate students for lifelong learning, leadership, and success.
 
2013 Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, The University of Kansas
The award recognizes distinguished teaching, scholarship and service.
 
2012 Golden Apple Award
Nominated by students. The Dallas Society of Visual Communication’s version of the “Teacher of the Year” award, the Golden Apple is presented annually to the educator whose understanding of the visual communications professions, superior curriculum, and exemplary mentoring are evident in the collective quality of the work submitted by his or her students that year at the National Student Show and Conference.
 
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Student awards / Recognition
the following students have been awarded or recognized for the work done as a project in one of my major classes or special topics classes. For photos or images of the work, please see the VisCom area's Award page.
 
2015 Dallas Society of Visual Communication 
Annual National Student Show and Conference. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The following students won awards for work done in my class: Go Bike Lawrence Logo, Elisa Martin; US Forest Service Trailhead Map, Mitchell Friedeman; Go Bike Lawrence Mobile App, Elisa Martin; KU Design Week Promo Videos, Cameron Brown; BLOOMS, Lynnasha Galbreath; Design Retrospective, Lexi Griffith; US
Forest Service Rebrand, Mitchell Friedeman; Matter, Lexi Griffith; KC* , Josie Miller; River
Market, Kansas City, Lauren Sati; Go Bike Lawrence, Elisa Martin
 
2014 Dallas Society of Visual Communication 
Annual National Student Show and Conference. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The following students won awards for work done in my class: Bloom’s Taxonomy Information Graphic, Sally Carmichael; My Fest App Design, Drue Davis; Reflection Map, Claire Pedersen; Kansas Basketball Poster Series, Caleb Newberg; Loot App Design, Sydney Goldstein; Hawk Week Poster, Sydney Goldstein; Hawk Week
Poster, Mitchell Friedeman; Sayso App, Anthony Schmeideler
 
2014 AIGA KC A10 Design Competition 
American Institute of Graphic Design, Kansas City Design Awards. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The following work done in my classes won awards: On the Up and Up, Anthony Schmiedeler;
Bloom’s Taxonomy and AIGA/NASAD Competencies, Allie Fields; Bloom’s Taxonomy, Sally
Carmichael; My Fest App Design, Drue Davis; Reflection Map, Claire Pedersen
 
2014 American Advertising Awards
American Advertising Association-Kansas City Ad Club, Kansas City, MO, The following students won awards based on work done in my classes: Best Student: Josie Miller, Visual Communication Senior Gold Award: Josie Miller, Visual Communication Senior for her rethinking/design of the KC Star Gold: Aliaa El Kalyoubi, Visual Communication Senior for her West + East project Gold: KU Design Week 2014, group project Visual Communication: Claire Pedersen, Sydney Goldstein, Lexi Griffith. Design week has been featured in 2 International Magazines and has been awarded best of in 4 competitions around the country Silver: Kristen Myers: Visual Communication Senior, branding for “akin”
 
Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Spring 2013
Annual National Student Show and Conference Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Audrie Lathrop, Erin Zingre, Anna DeFazio, Jonathan Heter, Jing Jian, Sally Carmichael, Alyssa Bastien, Emily Mullett, Cale Newberg, Noel Rivard, Nancy Pappas, Jon Duong, Lauren Bowles and Drue Davis all won awards for work done in my classes.
 
KU Undergraduate Research Award, Spring 2012
I was faculty advisor for Brenna Paxton’s project in which she received $2625.00 to explore two broad questions: How does color usage change by location or culture? How should designers choose colors based on an audience’s location and culture?
 
A8 AIGA KC Design Competition, Spring 2012
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Maggie Hirschi, Kenzie Tubbs, Erin Zingre-2 projects, Claire Dooley, Jing Jian, Justin Bell-2 projects, Lauren Schimming all received awards for their work done in my classes.
 
Kansas City ADDY Awards, Spring 2012
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Jing Jian and Caitlin Workman both received Gold Addys for their work done in my classes.
 
Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Spring 2012
Annual National Student Show and Conference Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Kenzie Tubbs, Jing Jian, Justin Bell, Jared Bergeron, Lauren Schimming, Caleb Newberg, Jessica Marak, Danielle Aldrich, Erin Zingre, Voranouth Supadalya, Drue Davis, Caitlin Workman and Sally Carmichael all received awards for their work done in my classes.
 
Hallmark Cards Inc. Summer Internship, 2010-2012
Over 1000 students from top private and public universities apply for the summer internship program. KU has been successful in getting a print intern hired for the summer internship program. 2011 marked the first year a student has been hired in the interactive area.
        
2011 Gavin Angell, Web Designer, Marketing Design Studio;
2011 Lauren Schimming, Marketing Design Studio;
2011 Jing Jian, Greetings Design Studio
2010 Brian Rio, Greetings Design Studio
 
A7 AIGA KC Design Competition, Spring 2011
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Jordan Jacobson-2 projects, Jaclyn Co-2 projects, Cat Coquillette-2 projects, Christopher Klee-2 projects all received awards and their work done in my classes.
 
Christopher Klee’s branding project won a juror’s choice (highest honor in the show) award from Connie Birdsall, Lippencott, NYC. Jordan Jacobson’s branding project won a juror’s choice award (highest honor in the show) from Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co., Portland.
 
George Ressler, USA Student Finalist, Red Dot Design Awards, Spring 2011
George's thesis project that was designed in my VISC 520 Designing for Change senior capstone course (along side his ID thesis class) was a student finalist in this prestigious international juried design competition. His thesis created a revolutionary new system of childhood vaccinations called Hug.  Hug's vaccination system creates a stress-free, informed experience for parent and child so they enjoy the intimate lifesaving moment together. To date his project has collected two design awards, as well as a finalist in Red Dot.
    
    IDSA's 2011 IDEA Bronze award in the student category
    2011 Core77 Design Award first runner up in the Social Impact Category
 
Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Spring 2011
Annual National Student Show and Conference Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Alexandra Avila, Jaclyn Co-2 projects, Cat Coquillette all received awards and their work done in my classes.
 
The Brass Ring 25 Awards Competition, Spring 2011
The Brass Ring competition is designed to motivate and reward students for excellence in art and design and is sponsored by Oklahoma Christian University Art + Design. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Jovan Nedeljkovic received three awards for work done in my classes.
 
Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Spring 2010
Annual National Student Show and Conference. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Caroline Curtin, Aimee Wray, Lauren Schimming and Michael Selby all won awards for work completed in my class.
 
A6 AIGA KC Design Competition, Spring 2010
Sixth Annual American Institute of Graphic Design, Kansas City Design Awards – the A6 Awards. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The VisCom area took home 16 of the 31 awards given out to students. 7 out of the 16 awards was work done in my class. Students awarded for work done in my classes are; Michael Selby (2 awards), Caroline Curtin, Jarred Kolar, Caitlin Harsch, Brian Rio, Jovan Nedeljkovic.
 
AIGA Scholarship, Spring 2010
Two students from each of the area schools were nominated by their professors to compete for the annual AIGA Kansas City Chapter Scholarship. Michael Selby submitted his work and was awarded the $1,000 scholarship. 4/10 projects he submitted were done in my classes.
 
Kansas City Ad Club Scholarships Regional portfolio competition and scholarship, 2009
The students underwent a rigorous interview and application process before being judged the “best of the best”. Caitlin Harsch, Matt Chase and Lindsay Tippett were awarded scholarships

Dallas Society of Visual Communication. Annual National Student Show and Conference, 2009    
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Brian Rio awarded scholarship for best sophomore portfolio.

A5 AIGA KC Design Competition, 2008    
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The VisCom area took home 16 of the 26 awards given out to students. 5 out of the 16 awards was work done in my class. Students awarded for work done in my classes are; Chi-Hiu Yim (2 awards), Luke Lisi, Tristan Teelander and Matt Chase.

Chi-Hiu Yim’s branding project for my Graphic Design 4 class was one of three juror’s choice award winners, the highest honor of the show.

Graphex Student Design Competition, 2008    
Sponsored annually by the Art Directors Club of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. Danielle Dragan won a $250 Judge’s Choice Award in the student division for a website she designed in my class.
 
AIGA Scholarship, 2007
Two students from each of the area schools were nominated by their professors to compete for the first annual AIGA Kansas City Chapter Scholarship. Laura Rottinghaus submitted her work and was awarded the $1,000 scholarship. 4/10 projects she submitted were done in my classes.

A4 AIGA KC Design Competition, 2007  
Juried by nationally recognized design professionals. The VisCom area took home 19 of the 27 awards given out to students. 7 out of the 19 awards was work done in my class. Students awarded for work d one in my classes are; Troy Frost (2 projects), Chi-Hiu Yim, Alison Radke, Kelly Sands, Catherine Chao and Alicia Brandt.
2007    Dallas Society of Visual Communication. 2nd Annual National Student Show and Conference Presented by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications and open to student from around the nation. Students: Laura Rottinghaus and Chi-Hiu Yim were awarded for their work done in my class.

Kansas City ADDY Awards, Spring 2007
Luanne Martin’s entry was honored at the Advertising Club of Kansas City’s ADDY awards show. Her Handmade In A Digital Age Identity was created in my Graphic Design 4 class.

2007 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Award in Informational/Explanatory Graphics. It is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science. Students Ivan Aguirre and Carolina Medeiros won awards for their posters for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. For their awards CReSIS paid for each of them to travel to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to present their work at Making Science Global climate change conference.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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