PJCC Alumn Randi Schrage Wins Advertising Awards

randischrageRandi Schrage of Neligh and a graduate of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School, won a Judge’s Special Citation and a Gold award in the Nebraska ADDY competition in the category of Out-of-Home – Single.

Creative Center (CC) students won 22 awards at this year’s Nebraska ADDY Student Competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Students entered original creative projects into competitive categories which were judged by area professionals. Locally, projects are judged by area professionals. Local winners advance to one of 15 district competitions.

“Our student competition really mirrors the professional competition,” said American Advertising Federation President and CEO James Edmund Datri. “Other major competitions have a stripped-down version, or limit the students to a predetermined case. The American Advertising Awards offers students much more opportunity.”

The Creative Center is a college of art and design in Omaha, Nebraska offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Graphic Design. Students attend class Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 3:30 and learn multiple aspects of graphic design. Every student receives a Mac laptop computer and software (to keep!) as a part of the tuition and fees, and gets plenty of chances to use it exploring as many of the computerized visual realms as possible, from branding to web design, from package design to multimedia, and from advertising to illustration.

“As an advertising agency, it is in our best interest to hire personnel who not only fit into our corporate culture, but those that are up to date in current technology and advertising trends. We recently hired a graduate from the Creative Center who has fulfilled all these demands for our design position, and has impressed us with a strong work ethic and all around capability in multiple design arenas. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”
Andrew Sleight, CEO / Creative Director, Sleight Advertising, Omaha, NE

“I have two daughters who decided to pursue graphic design at different colleges. I can’t believe the quality, additional projects and variety that my daughter at the Creative Center experienced in only three years as opposed to my daughter who chose to attend a large university, which took much longer.”
Michael Sexton, Father of Henna Sexton, BFA ‘12

For more information on the Creative Center, visit our website at www.creativecenter.edu <http://www.creativecenter.edu>  or call us toll free at 888-898-1789 or locally at 402-898-1000. See complete list of award winners below along with the high school from which they graduated.

2015 ADDY Judge’s Special Citation
Randi Schrage – Elgin Pope John Central Catholic HS (NE)
Nicole White – Bryan HS (NE)

2015 ADDY Gold Winners
Randi Schrage – Elgin Pope John Central Catholic HS (NE)
Nicole White – Bryan HS (NE) [2]

2015 ADDY Silver Winners
Megan Christiansen – Millard West HS (NE) [2]
Abbey Dobson – Fort Dodge Senior HS (IA)
Katelyn Goecker – Louisville HS (NE)
Brandon Henry – Humboldt HS (KS)
Carissa Johnson – Roosevelt HS (SD)
Weston Knobloch – West Lyon Community School (IA)
Kelli Law – River Valley HS (IA) [2]
Larissa Lespreance – Lincoln Southeast HS (NE)
Julian Marcello – Lincoln Southeast HS (NE)
Katie Musil – Tri County Public Schools (NE)
Kristine Osbourne – Millard West HS (NE)
Kelsie Tarter – Harrisonville Senior HS (MO)
Nickie Threet – Blair Senior HS (NE)
Nicole White – Bryan HS (NE) [2]