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Released March 14, 2005


HATTIESBURG – Several art students in graphic communication at The University of Southern Mississippi won awards recently at the Mississippi Gulf Coast 2005 ADDY Awards competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

The American Advertising Federation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. Its 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation's leading brands and corporations. The AAF has a national network of advertising clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its college chapters.

"I was delighted so many Southern Miss students were selected," said John House, coordinator of the graphic communication program. "This is a way for them to participate in a professional organization while still in school and it's a great way to learn and to make business contacts."

Recent Southern Miss graphic communication student winners in the Mississippi Gulf Coast ADDY Awards competition are

Judges' choice

Janet Payne of Hoover, Ala., Amy Rogan of Metairie, La., and Gavin Flowers of Pearl - Drive and Drop


Nan White of Natchez- Font Source Campaign

Steven Hash of Hattiesburg- Kamikaze Studios

Jose' Gomez of Meridian - AES

Shawn Palmer of Brandon - Catfish Press

Jessica Sherman of Laurel - Catfish Press

Charles Moore of McComb - Catfish Press

Margarita Rivera of Gautier - Font Source Direct Mail

Paul Patterson of Oakvale - West Side Skate Shop

Mario Orozova of Meridian - Pest Control

Amy Rogan of Metairie, La.- Bagels

Larrabeth Thurmond of Blue Mountain - Lynn's Gifts

Jon Carr of Pearl - Shakespeare Newspaper

William Rhian of Hattiesburg - Cayman Island sea turtles

Noel Wilkerson (hometown unknown) and Abennyi Abennyi of Douala, Cameroon- Student Printz masthead

Jon Cornette of Hattiesburg - Symmetrical Buckle

Janet Payne of Hoover, Ala. - Drive and Drop


Mary Frierson of Waveland - Multipurpose Grater

Stephanie Fish of Gulfport -Deep Sea Fishing logo suite

Samantha Smith of Brookhaven - Premier Bride

Scarlett Spivey of Indianola - Catfish Press brochure

Kristen Saucier of Saucier - Catfish Press

William Rhian of Hattiesburg - Cayman Islands poster

Shannon Windham of Bay Springs - 2005 Mustang

Megan Harris of Hattiesburg - Catfish Press I and II (2 Silvers)

Courtney Dionne of Crystal Springs - Golf Balls

John Purser of New Orleans, La. - Deep-sea Fishing Rodeo

Jared Walters of Moselle - Self Promo

Paul Barry of Gulfport - Deep Purple

Maria Orozova of Meridian - Downtown Photos




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