Integrated Strategic Communication Students Win at Ad Club Lexington’s ADDY Awards

Design by Kendall Boron
Design by Haley Heisler

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 26, 2021) — This past February, Ad Club Lexington virtually hosted its 2021 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs). Five ISC students were awarded with student ADDYs .

The winners are:

Kendall Boron — two Gold ADDYs (Philosophies Conference Booklet and KRNL); two Silver ADDYs (Quilted Northern Packaging Redesign and Painter’s Cocktail Book); and the $1,000 Student Scholarship from Ad Club Lexington.

Peyton Fike, Addison Cave and Maggie Smith — one Gold ADDY (Ulta Beauty Campaign) and the inaugural Mosaic Award (for excellence in multicultural advertising)

Haley Heisler — one Silver ADDY (Medallion Chocolate)

Associate Professor Adriane Grumbein is always proud to see her students recognized for their hard work and creativity. “I’m thrilled that our students did so well in this year’s ADDY competition and so proud of them,” Grumbein said. “Since the ADDYs are recognized industry-wide, these awards are a great way for students to show potential employers the quality of their work. ADDYs are like a high five from the industry. Plus, awards are just fun.”

To see all student submissions, visit

The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry’s largest competition, conducted annually by local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. The three-tiered competition receives over 40,000 local entries each year. Ad Club Lexington hosts local ADDYs annually.

To watch Ad Club Lexington’s 2021 ADDY Awards, visit

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