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EKU Graphic Communications Students Once Again Bring Home the Awards

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Each year the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) sponsors a competition among schools and colleges known as the Gutenberg Awards.

Johan Gutenberg revolutionized culture with his invention of movable type moving communication from handwritten manuscripts to multiple reproductions made possible through his type.

Student work that is completed in fulfillment of assignments in graphic communications classes is submitted for judging against other colleges and universities with similar programs. Categories range from prepress electronic publishing to the various printing processes including screen printing, offset and flexographic printing. There are also categories for digital photography and web publishing.

Drs. David W. Dailey and Marlow Marchant, Graphic Communications Management faculty in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology choose their student’s best work for contest submission.

This year's IGAEA Gutenberg award winners were announced at the annual conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in July.

In the web publishing category:

  • Best of Show went to Keith Hardiman of Richmond,
  • First Place to Dylan Lakes of Cynthiana,
  • Second Place to David Hall of Richmond, and
  • Third Place to Amanda Winkler also of Richmond.

In the flexographic printing category, a group project that was part of the 2013 Phoenix Challenge College Competition which won an Excellence in Research award, earned a First Place in the Gutenberg Awards. Students involved in this project included Nichole Arbino, Loveland, Oh.; Alex Carson, Falmouth, Ky.; Dylan Lakes, Cynthina; Dawn Plunkett, Dry Ridge; and Catherine Thompson, Versailles.

LeeAnn Grant, Berea, Ky.; and Chelsy Polivchak, Richmond; placed first in the screen printing category for work completed in GCM 319, Specialty Graphic Imaging. For a two-color t-shirt printed in GCM 211, Graphic Communications, Heather Moore from Burlington, Ky., earned a first, and Emily Sawyer of Monticello placed third.

The final project in GCM 316, Graphic Communications II, won a second place in the electronic publishing category group project. Participating class members included Drew Slone, Lawenceburg, Ky.; Cynthia Reynolds, Somerset; Dylan Lakes, Cynthiana; Erin Williams, Louisville; Alexa Klusman, Goshen;  Jake Reaves, Dry Ridge; Tamara Perry, West Chester, Oh.; Michelle Oudeh, Nicholasville, Ky.; Joe Segreti, Prospect; and Keith Hardiman, Richmond.

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Dr. D.W. Dailey

Published on September 03, 2013

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