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The Ampersand Award honors the graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.A. in Publications Design program: exceptional achievement in both writing & design.

Since 1993, the award has involved a $500 prize granted by the Bobbye Gold Memorial Fund, established in memory of the wife of Ed Gold, professor emeritus.

Award winners include:

2015: Stephanie Zinger
: Megan Lehman
: Marie Thomas
Hannah-Love Shibley
Audra Harvey, Tess Hoffman
2010: Danielle Peterson
2009: Emily Ades
2008: Greg Rago
2007: Lara Caldwell 
2006: Shannon Smith 
2005: Courtney Lausch 
2004: Peter D. Hillsee 
2003: Gabriella Alfaro-Vega 
2002: Ingrid Mary Ankerson 
2001: Mila Javanovic, Fran Wilde 
2000: Melissa Anne Allen 
1999: Monica Ware 
1998: Amy Pointer 
1997: Elizabeth Lichtenstein 
1996: Marguerite Holmes, Dina Wasmer 
1995: Mary Michalski 
1994: Lenora Genovese 
1993: Denise Knobloch, Sheila Sherer 
1992: Carolyn Hughes 
1991: Paula Bogert 
1990: Nancy Olah, Cass Tyson

Ampersand Institute for Words & Images

The Ampersand Institute for Words & Images, housed in the Klein Family School of Communications Design, creates links between the study and practice of writing and graphic design.

Established in 1989, the institute works with regional groups, public agencies and professional associations to bring together professionals and students working in the communications design field.

  • promotes research
  • undertakes contractual and consulting projects
  • offers seminars, lectures and workshops and brings prominent speakers to campus
  • curates the UB Student Center Gallery
  • sponsors the Ampersand Award (see right).

Contact the institute:

Ed Gold, director, 410.837.6024
Jaye Crooks, academic program specialist, 410.837.6022