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AACC Design Team Wins Record-breaking Number of National Awards

Team Earned Eight Design Awards in 2015, Seven in 2014, Six in 2013

The Anne Arundel Community College Creative Services team earned eight Certificate of Excellence awards in Graphic Design USA’s 2015 American Graphic Design national design competition. Graphic Design USA has sponsored the competition for more than 50 years, and this year’s competition drew more than 10,000 entries from advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, associations, universities, government and publishers.

Winning designs receiving the Certificate of Excellence include:
• The Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute brochure series designed by Allison Baumbusch-Ernst, assistant director of Creative Services.
• The Arts, Crafts and Photograph Catalog designed by graphic designer Robin Ward.
• Fans used at the Commencement ceremony, designed by graphic designer Ben Pierce.
• The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast invitation packet, designed by Pierce.
• The Cultural Arts brochure, designed by Baumbusch-Ernst and Pierce.
• The Athletics Awards Hall of Fame program designed by senior graphic designer Charles West.
• The Marty Knepp Memorial Concert program designed by West.

Creative Services is part of the Public Relations and Marketing office at the college. The team also won seven national awards in the Graphic Design USA competition last year and six national awards in 2013. For information about the college, visit http://www.aacc.edu.


Anne Arundel Community College’s Creative Services team earned eight Certificate of Excellence awards from the 2015 American Graphic Design competition, a national competition that drew more than 10,000 entries. The winning designers are Ben Pierce, graphic designer, back; and, from left, Robin Ward, graphic designer; Allison Baumbusch-Ernst, assistant director of Creative Services; Charles West, senior graphic designer.

About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 50,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.



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