TROY designers shine at ADDY Awards

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010

TROY—Troy University Design, Technology and Innovation students and faculty garnered 42 awards in American Advertising Federation competition, including five Best of Show designations.

The awards, presented by Federation chapters in Montgomery, Dothan and Birmingham, represent student and professional work and showcases TROY talent, said Jerry Johnson, chairman of the University’s Art and Design Department.

“Once again, students from TROY not only made a strong presence at Dothan and Montgomery ADDY Awards, but this year saw the first student enter, and then win, an award at the highly competitive Birmingham chapter,” he said. “I am so proud of these students and the level of education from TROY that they represent.”

In the professional category in AAF Montgomery competition, Johnson was named Best of Show Interactive and received a Gold ADDY for his work with Alabama Clay Conference and Alabama Craft Council.

Art professor Edward Noriega and student Aaron Johnson of Troy; Jerry Johnson and Richard Metzger, director the Johnson Center for the Arts; Thomas Mickwee, a student from Foley and Edward Noriega; Tyler Perry, a student from Troy, and Edward Noriega; Joe Lovitte and Edward Noriega; student Jessica Henderson, of Gadsden, and Edward Noriega; and art professor Sara Dismukes all garnered Silver ADDY awards.

Aaron Johnson also won Best in Show honors in the student division for his interactive web design of “Simple in Theory.” Tommy Stanton, a student from Gulf Shores, was named Best in Show Public Service Award for his poster “Recycling Energy;” and student photographer Christina Diaz, of Albany, Ga., was named Best in Show Photography for “French Horn Player.”

Also earning Gold ADDYs for their submissions were students:

Lori Moore, of Pansey, for an interactive CD “Sibling Rivalry;”
Kelley Gibson, of Dothan, for a poster “Catfish Moon;”
Aaron Johnson, of Troy, for a logo design “Illumatect;” and
David Tindoll, of Enterprise, for an illustration “Alabama Rain and Waxy Plates.”

Winning Silver ADDYs were Percy, Caroline Hubbard, of Montgomery; Kimberly Myers, of Chancellor (two); Michele Paradise, of Helena; Moore; Emily Smith, of Troy (two); Jehle Flowers, of Troy (two); Hannah Keel, of Tuscaloosa (two); Gibson (two); Michael Azar, of Dothan; Matthew McKinney, of Robertsdale; Jessica Waters, of Robertsdale (two); Mickwee; Meagan Howard, of Tibbie (two); Diaz; Michael O’Keefe, of Ozark (two); and Andrea Fleming, of Dothan (two).

Henderson also earned a Silver ADDY in the Birmingham competition.

“These students have been a real inspiration to me and the other faculty,” Johnson said. “They are indicative of the great talent, work ethic and hope that this generation offers to the world. I see nothing but a bright future for them all.”