Ivy Tech students win Louie awards in Ad Fed competition

SELLERSBURG – Ivy Tech Community College graphic design students recently earned awards for their work. The students won six Louie awards from the Advertising Federation of Louisville (AdFed) at a gala celebration at Horseshoe Casino on February 11. Additionally, faculty member Susan Morganti, program chair of visual communications for Ivy Tech Southern Indiana, won an award for the invitation she created for the Ivy Tech Legacy Gala in September 2010.

The Louie Awards showcase Louisville’s best creative talent and is the first round of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) ADDY® Awards, the world’s largest advertising competition.

“Our students benefit from the competition, as it gives them a taste of what working at a competitive design firm will be like,” Morganti said.  “All of the winning entries took a lot of time and effort, and I am really proud that their work stands up to the judgment of professionals in the design world.”

The winners are listed below.


Maranda Brienzi, Corydon
Geisha Illustration

Darby Merry, Scottsburg

Suki Anderson, Salem
Mythological Creature

Christy Stephens (two awards), Lousiville
Namas-tea Packaging
Time Magazine Cover

Beth Hendrich, New Albany

About the Advertising Federation of Louisville
The Advertising Federation of Louisville (AdFed), with more than 700 members, represents Louisville’s $1 billion advertising industry.  The American Advertising Federation (AAF) honored AdFed as “Club of the Year” in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006 — competing with clubs in top-tier markets like Cleveland, Houston, Minnesota, New York and Philadelphia.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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