BHSU honors winners in marketing tagline contest

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, January 27, 2015/Categories: 2015

Black Hills State University will host an awards ceremony Friday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Joy Center to honor the student finalists in the "Where Anything is Possible" tagline contest.  

"BHSU is a place where dreams become realities where anything is possible," said BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr.  "We have brilliant students and we challenged them to create a fun and innovative campaign. We will celebrate their work at the awards ceremony"

The "Where Anything is Possible" contest awards ceremony is open to the public.  Anya Mueller, BHSU alum and reporter/social media director for KNBN NewsCenter1, Rapid City&rsquos NBC affiliate, will emcee the ceremony.

Notable BHSU alumni from across the nation working in the marketing, advertising or communications fields have volunteered to serve as judges for the contest.

"Our BHSU alumni serving as contest judges are experts in their respective disciplines," said Jackson.  "They have firsthand knowledge and appreciation of the University from their educational experience.   Their insight will be valuable to our students."

Students will also have the opportunity to earn points through online public voting later this week.  Students and community members will have an opportunity to network with the judges present at the awards ceremony on Friday.

Contest judges include:

Dana Boke, Class of &rsquo97, co-owner of Northern Hills Technology and Digital Designs and Mayor of the City of Spearfish, Spearfish

Janet Fritz, &rsquo93, Senior Director of Marketing &amp Technology, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Denver, Colo.

Jessica Finch, &rsquo10, Marketing Freelancer, San Francisco, Calif.

Mark Jastorff, &rsquo79, Vice President for Advancement at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.

Travis Langer, &rsquo11, Public Relations Intern for Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC, Minneapolis, Minn.

Jensen Moore-Copple, &rsquo99, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Louisiana State University, Geismar, La.

Jim Moravec, &rsquo79, General Partner of Stott Outdoor Advertising, Chico, Calif.

Barbara O&rsquoMalley, &rsquo90, Chief Communications Officer at Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.

Robin Zebroski, &rsquo99, Vice President, Digital for Lawrence &amp Schiller, Sioux Falls

The "Where Anything is Possible" contest was launched earlier this month to provide BHSU students an opportunity to design marketing concepts to launch the University&rsquos new tagline.   

Sponsors of the contest include NewsCenter1, Lamar Advertising Company and the BHSU University Bookstore.

For more information about the contest, visit or contact Corinne Hansen, director of University and Community Relations, at 605-642-6215 or


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