Marywood University Students and Faculty Win NEPA American Advertising Federation Awards

SCRANTON, PA (March 3, 2016)-Christine Medley, assistant professor of graphic design at Marywood University, graphic designer and an exhibiting fine artist, was recently honored at the Northeast Pennsylvania American Advertising Federation (NEPA AAF) Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Ms. Medley was awarded the Silver Medal Award for her outstanding contributions to advertising and for her active role in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. In addition to the Silver Medal Award, she also won a Silver Addy in the professional competition for her poster series.

David C. Bonomo, Marywood University senior graphic design student, Scranton, Pa., won the “Best of Show and a Gold Award for the Poster Campaign, “Shakespeare Summer Series.” Casey Nicholas Peckio, N.J., senior graphic design student, received the Judges’ Choice Award and Gold Award for Sales Promotion Packaging Campaign titled “Beer Bottle 4 Pack Labels,” and Laura Drapek, senior graphic design student, Scranton, Pa., received the Silver Award for soap packaging design.

There were more than 175 entries total, including 55 student entries. The judging was held at Marywood University in January by judges from outside the area. AAF of NEPA is the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association. The only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, AAF is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” AAF protects and promotes the well being of advertising through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

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(left to right):  John Meza, associate professor in the Visual Arts Department at Marywood University; Laura Drapek, senior graphic design student and AAF Silver Award Winner, Scranton, Pa.; Casey Peckio, senior graphic design student, AAF Judges’ Choice, and Gold Award winner,  Midland Park, N.J.; Christine Medley, assistant professor of graphic design at Marywood University, AAF Silver Medal Winner for outstanding contributions to advertising, and Silver Award Winner for Professional Poster series; David Bonomo, senior graphic design student, AAF Best of Show, and Gold Award Winner,  Scranton, Pa.; and Sr. Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, Faculty Emeritus, Department of Visual Arts, Marywood University.