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Student Accolades


May 09, 2005

Junior wins poster design contest

  Graphic Information Technology major Adam Lessell won the Spectrum '05 poster design contest. Lessell’s design was chosen over student entries from other schools including CalPoly, Clemson and RIT. He won $500 and an opportunity to work directly with marketing communications agency Leo Burnett USA in finalizing the piece. Lessell also will attend the Spectrum conference, which will be in Tucson in September.

Spectrum is a national conference held by IDEAlliance each year in Arizona that attracts top publishing industry people.

Agribusiness major takes on FFA Western Region post

ASU sophomore Brian Hogue was elected as the 2004-2005 FFA Western Region Vice President. Hogue was one of six individuals elected to hold office from a field of 41 candidates.

In carrying out the duties of his new position, Hogue will log more than 100,000 miles meeting with FFA members, agriculture teachers and FFA supporters, as well as top business, government and education leaders in approximately 40 states. He will also participate in an international experience tour to Japan. Other responsibilities will include providing personal growth and leadership training for students, setting policies, and promoting agricultural literacy.

FFA is a national youth organization of 476,732 student members preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,223 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Doctoral student elected to ADA Student Council Advisory Committee

Exercise and Wellness doctoral student Chris Wharton was elected chair of the American Dietetic Association's Student Council Advisory Committee (SCAC). Wharton was elected by ADA's student members from across the country. His appointment is for one year.

As chair, Wharton will represent all student members, and will act as a liaison between the students and ADA representatives. He also will travel to Chicago at least once for a SCAC meeting, and will convene a meeting at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in St. Louis.

With nearly 65,000 members, the ADA is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the United States.