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
2014: Megan Lehman
2013: Marie Thomas
2012: Hannah-Love Shibley
2011: 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).
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