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Brenau wins three CASE District III Awards

Jan 31, 2020
Michael Lowe

For the third straight year, Brenau University earned multiple awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III competition recognizing outstanding work in educational advancement.

Brenau received three awards — including two Silver and one Bronze — in this year’s competition, which included more than 900 entries in 66 categories from public and private higher education institutions across the Southeast.

The Silver award-winning entries, both from the Office of Admissions Marketing, included a Center for the Arts & Design brochure/poster in the Single-Page Publications or Flier category and a packet for The Women’s College of Brenau University in the Branding/Identity Program or Campaign category. Both pieces were created by admissions graphic design specialist Nelli Martirosyan, WC ’12, BU ’16.

“I am so proud of Nelli’s accomplishments,” said Director of Admissions Marketing Donna Gibson. “She gives every project she works on 100%, and each new design is better than the last. Her love for and dedication to Brenau is evident in everything she creates.”

The 2019 Brenau Fashion Show program, produced by the Office of Marketing & Communications in partnership with the Department of Art & Design, won Bronze in the Low-Budget Publication category. Students in Professor Charity Armstead’s Fashion Show Production class created the content for the piece and sold sponsorships to cover printing costs. Marketing & Communications graphic design intern and fashion merchandising major Jazmin Decker led the design of the program with assistance from Design Director Michael Lowe.

Claudia Wilburn, Art & Design Department chair and director of the Center for the Arts & Design, said she is thrilled to see her students’ hard work recognized.

“Since beginning our CAD internship program with Marketing & Communications, I’ve seen great improvement in the graphic design skills of our students who have worked with Michael on numerous projects for the university,” Wilburn said. “I’m proud of all of the students in the inaugural Fashion Show Production class for their efforts and also of Nelli, a Brenau Art & Design alumna. It has been a pleasure to watch her work grow over the years.”

Winners will be recognized Feb. 11 at the annual CASE District III Conference in Orlando.