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Art students win awards

March 14, 2003

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Art by Bridgette Cannon

UNC Pembroke art students won top awards recently for their design work in two prestigious contests. Art Professor John Labadie was honored for his contribution to the profession.

At "EM Fest," the Carolinas' premier electronic media festival, UNCP senior Bridgette Cannon won for "best digital image manipulation." Winners were selected from over 130 entries from across North Carolina and South Carolina.

EM Fest is an electronic media awards competition open to all college students from North Carolina and South Carolina. The goal of EM Fest is to spotlight the top electronic media design students and academic programs in the Carolinas.

At the 2002 American Advertising Association ADDY, sponsored by the Professional Ad Club East (PACE) in Greenville, N.C., six UNCP students won awards. The winners are: Edwin Harris IV, Bridgette Cannon, Genea Pittman, Alika Thompson, Daniel Reyes and Rafael Parra Roman.

That evening PACE held its annual awards ceremony honoring both advertising professionals and college & university students involved in the design and advertising arts. Six UNC-Pembroke students took home awards this year.

Additionally, the PACE group presented special awards for "service to the profession" to two regional university professors for" ... promoting excellence in university education in the design and advertising arts." East Carolina University School of Art Associate Professor Craig Malmrose and University of North Carolina at Pembroke Department of Art Associate Professor Dr. John Antoine Labadie were the recipients of these awards.