Excerpted from the University of Idaho’s Letter from the President, February 27, 2015.
Generous Gift Supports Award-winning JAMM Program
When Chuck Christopher ’84 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, he was prepared for success in his career. As a participant on the University of Idaho’s award-winning advertising team in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM), Chuck developed the skills and experience needed to become president of Advantage Advertising in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1987. “Being on the ad team gave me the precise experience to take into my career,” said Chuck. “The ad team prepares the best talent for success in the industry.” Chuck and his wife, Mindy, recently gave to the Advertising Team Endowment so that current Idaho students can prepare for their own future successes. The ad team, advised by JAMM faculty member Justin Barnes, has won the five-state regional competition for two years in a row.
The Lewis-Clark Valley Advertising Federation is honoring Chuck Christopher, recipient of this year’s Silver Medal Award from the Idaho Advertising Federation.
The event takes place on Thursday, May 17th at noon at The Salsberg Room, Town Square, 504 Main St. in Lewiston. Cost is $15, and RSVPs should be directed to Michelle Ralston at 208-790-0672, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the event is available here.
The 2012 Rockie Awards Show came and went last Saturday evening. Awards were won, jokes were told, merriment was had by all, and as best as we can tell, no one left the Egyptian Theatre with any major injuries. Now the Bullwinkles on the other hand…
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and while we don’t yet have the final list of award winners, I expect that it will be posted on the Boise Advertising Federation’s website soon.
And special congratulations go out to Chuck Christopher of Advantage Adverising, winner of this year’s Silver Medal Award, and Neighborhood All-Stars, whose Story Story Night work took home Best of Show.