May 20, 2014

Delegates gathered in Orlando to honor colleagues during the Association of College Unions International annual conference and the celebration of ACUI’s 100th anniversary.

The event gala included nearly 40 awards. Many of the awards were part of Steal this Idea, “an association-wide contest seeking the best marketing and promotion ideas.” More than 300 submissions designed by students and professionals were accepted in 13 different categories.

One promotional campaign rose to the top. UCF student Ron Ferree won four awards including Best of Show for the creative branding elements he developed to promote the UCF Student Union. The campaign included posters, T-shirts, brochures, and other items.

Ferree’s “Study Union” campaign took top honors from a field of both student and professional designers. In the Student Staff categories, Ferree took home first place in Promotional Campaigns, second place in T-Shirts, and third place in Multi-Page Publications.

Ferree is a senior in the Art – Emerging Media B.F.A. program with a specialization in Graphic Design.

UCF student Steven Kuba won an Honorable Mention in the Video and Animation category.