May 3, 2012
Four Avila University communications students recently won three Hermes Creative Awards and two more received honorable mention, based on evaluations of judges with the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) in Dallas. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in media while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communications professionals.
Emilee Bickleman and James Chapman won a platinum Hermes Award in the category of Pro Bono for their work, Proposal to the National Center for Safe Routes. Trisha Simmons won a gold award in the Media Kit category for Pink in the Rink. And Lynette Galvan won a gold award in the Marketing Materials division for her work, The Orange Army. Valerie Reed and Charles McDonald received honorable mention for their entry, The Communicators.
The awards were designed to recognize creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. There were more than 4,700 entries from throughout the U.S., Canada and several other countries and came from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.
The awards were administered and judged by the AMCP, an international organization consisting of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals.
Three of those communications students – Simmons, McDonald and Reed – also recently won Bronze Quill Awards, the highest award bestowed by the Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators. Professors Dotty Hamilton, Ph.D., J. Anthony Snorgrass, Ph.D. and Linda Strelluf attended the awards ceremony at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City and cheered on their award-winning students.
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.