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UAB faculty, students win honors at 2015 American Advertising Awards regional competition
UAB faculty, students win honors at 2015 American Advertising Awards regional competition
Two College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty and 24 students were honored with Gold and Silver ADDY awards for their individual and team projects

addy 1University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty and students from CAS’ Department of Art and Art History and UAB Digital Media were honored with a wealth of ADDY awards at the 2015 Birmingham American Advertising Awards held Friday, Feb. 20. The theme this year was “Who Killed It?”

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Doug Barrett, MFA, was awarded a Silver ADDY in the Exhibition Invitation category for his work on the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts exhibition “Warhol: Fabricated.” Professor of Graphic Design Erin Wright, MFA, was awarded a Silver ADDY in the Public Service category for his “43 (Ayotzinapa)” poster.

Two dozen students were honored with Gold and Silver Student ADDY awards for their individual and team projects. The Digital Media Fellows program is a paid student program in which students from a variety of disciplines work in teams to produce media content for clients. This year’s award winners are all UAB clients, including UAB Admissions, UAB Honors College, AEIVA and TRIO Academic Services, says Director of Digital Media and Learning Rosie O’Beirne, M.A. Many of the students are majoring in the arts, including music, art and film. The awards they have received this year are a testament to the importance of a team approach because that is needed to create quality work, she says.

The Department of Art and Art History has a fantastic group of young artists and designers, who consistently demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness and hard work, Barrett says.

addy 2“By participating in the local ADDYs, our students have their work seen by design professionals and are able to gain a sense of how much their work is valued by the design community. Year after year, UAB takes home the Best of Show for student ADDYs, a recognition indicative of our students’ hard work and of the quality of our curriculum,” Barrett said.

2014 DAAH alumnus Ryan Meyer of Birmingham, a member of the team that won Best of Show, says he spent a year and a half in UAB Digital Media, honing skills every day.

“It’s the type of environment that lets students get their hands dirty and learn more than they ever could in a classroom,” Meyer said. “I have no doubt that I wouldn’t have my job at Scout Branding Company without the ADDY award-winning work I produced while at UAB Digital Media.”

“The media fellowship has taught me the value of teamwork. Winning an ADDY means that others recognize our collaborative talents and Birmingham’s potential,” said Matthew Henton, a senior and UAB Digital Media fellow from Bessemer.

Student awards are:

  • Best of Show ADDY in Campaign, for UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts Program (aka BFA series) by director, editor and composer Meyer; senior Matthew Drummond, editor, of Gardendale; 2014 alumnus Daniel Twieg, editor, of Birmingham; and 2014 alumnus Kevin Peek, composer, of Birmingham 
  • Silver ADDY in Collateral Material Stationery Packaging, for City Bee Company Logo by junior Tori Absher of Empire
  • Gold ADDY in Poster Campaign, for Birmingham Theater District by junior Stephen Stark of Huntsville
  • Gold ADDY in Integrated Campaign, for 4th Avenue Theatre District by Junior Stephen Stark of Huntsville; senior Sarah Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jayla Perry; and senior Matthew Perkins of Albertville
  • Gold ADDY in Digital Advertising Campaign, for BFA Series by Meyer, Drummond, Twieg and Peek
  • Gold ADDY in Digital Advertising Campaign, for George Ferrandi Exhibition Promo by Meyer, producer and editor, and Twieg, cinematographer
  • Gold ADDY in Animation or Special Effect, for UAB Hill University Center Deconstruction Tilt-Shift by director and producer Meyer
  • Gold ADDY in Cinematography, for UAB Undergraduate Admissions by Drummond, Henton, Tyler Harris; and seniors Tyler Furgerson of Rainsville; Razaq Kadri of Lagos, Nigeria; James Cody of Birmingham; Benjamin M. Jones of Birmingham; Jessica Chriesman of Homewood; Tierra Andrews of Brewton; UAB Honors College senior Rebecca Egeland of Birmingham and UAB Honors College junior Jared Jones of Hayden.
  • Silver ADDY in Integrated Campaign, for Books-A-Million: We Know Books by senior Jeanette N. Vasquez of Birmingham
  • Silver ADDY in Logo, for Mark Green’s Pickled Garlic by junior Lisa Nguyen of Birmingham
  • Silver ADDY in Logo, for Vulcan Beverage Pickled Garlic by Marlena Roberts and Absher
  • Silver ADDY in Digital Advertising Campaign, for UAB Honors College by Drummond, Twieg, Hernandez, Henton, Peek, Harris, Furgerson, Kadri, Benjamin M. Jones, Cody, Chriesman, Salim Hakima, and UAB Honors College student Ben McCafferty of Madison
  • Silver ADDY in Music, for “RISE: Choose to Be On (Trio video)” by Cody, composer 
School of Nursing’s Rice elected Leadership Council chair of CANS
School of Nursing’s Rice elected Leadership Council chair of CANS
Rice, who is currently the chair-elect of CANS, is the first person to be elected to the chair position.

marti rice webMarti Rice, Ph.D., professor in UAB’s School of Nursing, has been elected the 2015-2017 chair of the Leadership Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS). Rice currently is the 2013-2015 chair-elect.

Rice is the first person to be elected as the chair of Leadership Council; in the past, candidates have been appointed to the position. This change is a part of CANS’ overall restructuring of its committee system that will enable new members to be a part of the Leadership Council as well as allow membership to provide input into elections.

CANS is the nursing science arm of the American Academy of Nursing and is open to anyone wishing to join in being a strong voice nationally and internationally for the development, conduct and use of nursing science. CANS’ mission is to promote better health through nursing science and to be recognized as the collective, national voice for nursing science.

Baker appointed to ABN by governor
Baker appointed to ABN by governor
Baker is one of two UAB ABN members representing advanced practice nursing.

natalie baker webUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of NursingAssistant Professor Natalie Baker, DNP, has been appointed to the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) by Gov. Robert Bentley to represent advanced practice nursing on the board. Her term began Jan. 1.

The ABN comprises 13 board members, each appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Baker is one of two members representing advanced practice nursing. Laura Wright, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB School of Nursing, is the other.

The mission of the Alabama Board of Nursing is to safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of the public through licensing and approval of qualified individuals, and adopting and enforcing legal standards for nursing education and nursing practice.

Baker has been a nurse practitioner for 24 years, focusing on caring for frail older adults in long-term care settings. She is actively involved in local and national organizations promoting evidence-based initiatives for this patient population. She is the coordinator of the adult/gerontology primary nurse practitioner specialty track in the UAB School of Nursing and maintains a clinical practice at a long-term care facility. In addition, Baker earned her bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the UAB School of Nursing.

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