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Graphic design students capture golds, silvers, scholarship


Three golds and four silvers were won by Pennsylvania College of Technology graphic design students in the 2020 American Advertising Awards. One student also received a $1,000 scholarship.

The awards were presented by the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Three gold awards were earned by Pennsylvania College of Technology graphic design students in the 2020 American Advertising Awards. Clockwise (from upper left): Gavin E. Hain’s “The Downtown Dozen” packaging, Kennedy L. Englert’s “Oh Say Can You She” book design, and Madison P. Shrout’s “The Downtown Dozen” packaging.
Three gold awards were earned by Pennsylvania College of Technology graphic design students in the 2020 American Advertising Awards. Clockwise (from upper left): Gavin E. Hain’s “The Downtown Dozen” packaging, Kennedy L. Englert’s “Oh Say Can You She” book design, and Madison P. Shrout’s “The Downtown Dozen” packaging.

Madison P. Shrout, of Petersburg, was presented with the chapter’s annual student scholarship, awarded to a student who submits an essay outlining career goals, educational achievements, and volunteer and work activities. Shrout also captured a gold award for her “The Downtown Dozen” packaging.

Also achieving gold honors were Kennedy L. Englert, of Williamsport, for her “Oh Say Can You She” children’s book design, and Gavin E. Hain, of Myerstown, for his “The Downtown Dozen” packaging.

Meredith A. Long, of Trevorton, captured two silver awards for her “Bright Mountain School Viewbook” and “Antagonist Brewing Company” packaging. Silvers were also presented in packaging to Heather L. Macpherson, of Basom, New York, for “Macabre Artisanal Chocolate Bars,” and to Anthony M. Niemeyer, of Red Lion, for “The Mean Bean Chocolate Bars.”

Shrout, of Petersburg, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Shrout, of Petersburg, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Shrout, Englert, Hain, Long and Niemeyer completed their Bachelor of Science degree studies in May. Macpherson continues as a senior in Fall 2020.

“Penn College had another amazing year at the NEPA American Advertising Awards,” said Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design. “Our students produce incredible design that balances form, function and concept; to have that work recognized by professionals is both an honor and a thrill.”

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries across the nation each year. The mission of the competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Penn College graphic design students and alumni consistently earn recognition in regional, national and international design competitions.

To learn more about Penn College’s graphic design or advertising art majors, call the School of Business, Arts & Sciences at 570-327-4521.

For more on Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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