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NKU students, alumni clean up at 2015 ADDY awards

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Friday – March 13, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Several Northern Kentucky University students and alumni brought home Gold and Silver awards as individuals and members of teams in the 2015 American Advertising Federation Cincinnati chapter awards, presented last month at Hamilton County Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

NKU student winners included:

  • Patrick Dewenter, senior Bachelor of Fine Arts major: Gold in the collateral material category for his Cincinnati Brewery Companion; Silver in the logo design category for his Sea Dog design

  • Emily Ziller, 2014 BFA alumna, Golds for packaging and logo design for her “Kid’s Flavorites” senior capstone project

  • Senior Aaron Dorsey, Gold in the consumer/trade publication category for his Boy Scouts of America campaign

  • Kyle Elbersole, 2014 BFA alumnus, Golds for integrated campaign and Student Best of Show for “Nowism Campaign Branding”, his senior capstone project; Mr. Elbersole was also part of the Neltner Small Batch team that won Gold in the overall Judge’s Choice category for their self-promotional collateral project “Neltner Small Batch Retrospective Collection”

NKU design alumni from the Department of Visual Arts who were listed in winning teams in the professional categories included Chris Simmons (Possible); Joe Napier and Jeff Maurer (Landor); Nayrb Wasylycia (Proclamation); Lizzie Achten and Evangeline Bauerle (Landor); Jennifer Hill (Seed Strategy); and Ryan Neltner and Jeremiah Berkheimer (Curiosity Advertising).

NKU photography alumnus Jonathan Willis also took home Gold awards for his work.

The Cincinnati ADDYs were judged by Stephen P. Rogers (Baltimore, Md.), Tony Pearman (Roanoke, Va.), Gus Wales (Baton Rouge, La.), and Mike Weber (Tampa Bay, Fla.).

Additional information and details on the winning projects are available at

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