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Service by Design students win Communicator Award of Distinction
Posted 05/23/2019 01:20PM

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts recently presented Misericordia University students in the Mass Communications and Design program's Service by Design student club with Communicator Awards of Distinction for designing a brochure for the Luzerne County Childhood Advocacy Center.

Kendra Addy

Students Kendra Addy of Port Jervis, N.Y., Melissa Bostjancic of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Kayla Gensel of Shavertown and Emilee Krasson of Plymouth created the eight-page brochure in their role with the student club, Service by Design. During the spring 2018 semester, Service by Design students interviewed staff and toured the facility in Wilkes-Barre to determine the wants and needs of the nonprofit organization.

Addy, the president of Service by Design, acted as project manager and liaison with the client, while Krasson acted as copy editor. Gensel, vice president, was the art director and Bostjancic spearheaded design of the full-color brochure that features graphic and photographic design elements. Overall, the brochure provides easy-to-understand information about the county program's mission and function in providing services to those in need.

The Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia University sponsors Service by Design. The student club provides creative graphic services for nonprofit organizations in the region. For more information about the services available, please contact Rachel Urbanowicz, M.A., assistant professor of Mass Communications and Design, at 570-674-8161.

Kayla Gensel

The 25th annual Communicator Awards is the leading international program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. The annual contest recognizes the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video and interactive media. Judges from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts reviewed more than 9,000 entries before naming the winners of the 2018 Communicator Awards.

For more information about the Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit
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