Assistant professor, student receive honors at awards
Shepherd University’s Melissa Scotton, assistant professor of art in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, and John Parks, senior graphic design major of Warrenton, Va., received honors at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the Greater Frederick’s Addy Awards at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Frederick, Md., on Feb. 26.
Scotton received a Silver Addy award for the recruitment materials she designed for the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater. The materials, which were designed in coordination with other faculty in the department, will be used at open houses and sent to high schools for recruitment.
This was Scotton’s first time to enter and win an award.
Parks, who was the only Shepherd student to enter the competition against 19 other students and 70 entries, received a Gold Addy award for his beer packaging design entry, which he designed in his Advanced Design course at Shepherd. Parks also received the Best in Show award overall. His Gold Addy makes him eligible to compete in the National AAF competition in New York City.
Kristin Kaineg, assistant professor of art in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, said that the exposure Scotton and Parks receive as participants and award winners is a “great thing” and helps with networking for freelancing and full-time jobs.