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VCOM Marketing and Communications Team Honored at Awards Gala

VCOM employees holding awards
By Grace Milauskas -

The best of advertising was honored Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards Gala at Charter Hall in Roanoke, VA. This year’s gala theme was “Back to the Future of Advertising.” The 2020 competition had 134 professional entries from 27 agencies, firms, in-house creatives, and individuals.

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) walked away from the event with four Silver American Advertising Awards (often called ADDYs), the most the College has received in one year. The Marketing and Communications team received the following awards:

  • VCOM 2019 Annual Report - Silver award in the Printed Annual Report category
  • Warmest Wishes Holiday Card, Silver award in the Card, Invitations, Announcement/Single Unit category
  • March Matchness Event, Silver award in the Card, Invitations, Announcement/Campaign category
  • Click & Pledge Foundation® for Somebody Has to Care: the Next Generation of Physicians for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–VCOM, Silver award in the Film, Video & Sound Pro Bono – Online category

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local competitions. AAF Roanoke’s Western Virginia American Advertising Awards competition is the first of a three-tier, national competition.

Portrait of Cynthia Shepard Rawlins

“We are grateful and honored to be among the winners of the prestigious American Advertising Awards, and it was amazing to receive four awards this year. I want to thank my entire communications team who produce amazing work. Congratulations to all the winners for their truly impressive entries.”

Cindy Shepard Rawlins , VCOM Vice President for Communications
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