Ashford University Students and Alumni Receive Addy Awards

Awards Presented for Advertising and Marketing Works

Five Ashford University students and alumni won “Addy Awards” on Thursday, Feb. 12, for their advertising and marketing works during the Quad Cities Advertising Federation’s Addy Awards Show 2009. 

“CSI: Creative Scene Investigators” was the theme of this year’s Addy Awards and the ceremony, held at the Putnam Museum/IMAX Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, honored works created throughout 2008. The competition was judged by local professional graphic artists.  

“Two of our students were double winners and one of our sophomore students won the top prize, a gold Addy,” said Dr. Charlie Minnick, Dean of Ashford’s College of Business and Professional Studies. “Ashford faculty, students and their parents were there to honor the award recipients and to celebrate this great achievement. We congratulate the student award winners, as well as our computer graphics and art faculty who spend so much time mentoring and guiding our students on a daily basis. This is a wonderful accomplishment.”

Kelsay McCausland of Camanche, IA, was awarded a Gold Addy for her Marilyn Monroe illustration and a Silver Addy for her Time Magazine cover.

Mitchell Seifert of DeWitt, IA, received a Silver Addy for his online portfolio and a Bronze Addy for his design logo.


In the animation category, a Silver Addy went to Alex Riggen of Morrison, IL; Dan Park of Geneseo, IL, and Adrienne Breen of Mingo, IA for their Nerf Commercial. Riggen was the modeler and in charge of sound effects, Park was responsible for texture and special effects, and Breen created the animation. 

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.