AWARDS: 2020 SMU Advertising Awards Luncheon Winners

The annual TAI Awards Luncheon was held in a first-ever virtual ceremony on Friday, May 1st. The event included COVID BINGO, senior superlatives, a video produced by seniors (below), and culminated with the presentation of awards.

2020 Award Recipients Include:

STUDENT AWARDS

Undergraduate Reader // ALLIE HARTMAN
Graduate Reader // PIPER HAMILL
Student Marshal // KAYLA GRIFFIS

Outstanding Achievement in Brand Management // MEGAN ROBERTSON
Outstanding Achievement in Digital Media // KAYLA GRIFFIS
Outstanding Achievement in Creative Advertising // ALLIE HARTMAN

TAI Outstanding Graduate Student // PIPER HAMILL

TAI Outstanding Graphic Designer // RANI VESTAL

TAI Optimizer Award // LAUREN KOBAYASHI

Given to a student who demonstrates a desire and aptitude to make work better through superior work strategies and iteration.

TAI Team Player Award // SUSAN SLATON

Given to a student in recognition of contributions to team projects and activities.

TAI Social Impact Award // KELL KLOPP

Given to a student who exemplifies aspects of social responsibility in their advertising work and beyond.

TAI Anchor Award // SARAH KATSIKAS

Given to a student who consistently “pulls more than his/her weight” in bringing projects to fruition.

TAI Service Award // KAYLA GRIFFIS

Given to a student who renders substantial service to the campus at large as well as in the greater community.

TAI Resilience Award // KALEB MULUGETA

Given to a student who deals effectively with project setbacks while maintaining a positive attitude and demonstrating a resolve to produce outstanding work.

Face of TAI Award // MERYN KENNEDY

Given to a student who represents the Institute within Meadows, SMU and/or the advertising industry.

Donald J. Carty Leadership Award // ALLIE HARTMAN

Given to a student in recognition of leadership in the classroom, the Institute and beyond.

Kappa Tau Alpha Initiates // KAYLA GRIFFIS, PIPER HAMILL, ALLIE HARTMAN, SHELBY NUTTER AND MEGAN ROBERTSON

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

 

FACULTY AWARDS

Adjunct Professor Extraordinaire // MARIE BOS BURNS

TAI Scholar of the Year // SID MURALIDHARAN

TAI Research Fellow // CARRIE LA FERLE

Service Exemplar // CHERYL MENDENHALL

Student Support Super Star // MARK ALLEN

Student Support Super Star // AMBER BENSON

Professor Inspiring Excellence #1  // GORDON LAW

Professor Inspiring Excellence #2  // QUAN XIE

Professor Inspiring Excellence #3 // PETER NOBLE

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