Alumni Association Staff Snags 3 Awards in APEX Competition

The ASU Alumni Association was honored with three awards from the 2009 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The APEX competition, now in its 21st year, recognizes those who have produced outstanding graphic design or editorial content, and demonstrated the ability to achieve overall success in their communication programs.

Robert Cao-Ba, art/creative director for the association, was recognized for his cover design for ASU Magazine’s September 2008 issue, titled “What’s The Big Idea?” The March 2009 issue of ASU Magazine was recognized for overall excellence in the category for print magazines and journals longer than 32 pages; Cao-Ba was responsible for the design of the issue and Managing Editor Liz Massey was responsible for its content.

Alissa Pierson, associate executive director of alumni programs, was awarded with an APEX in the meeting & event campaigns, programs & plans category for her work with the Alumni Association’s 2009 Founders’ Day event, which is held annually to commemorate the establishment of the university’s predecessor institution in 1885.