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Alexia Vanides IMC Teaching Award

About the Award

The Alexia Vanides IMC Teaching Award, formerly the Golden Quill Teaching Award, recognizes faculty and instructors at the WVU Reed College of Media who have positively impacted a student’s educational experience. The IMC program recognizes one instructor annually who serves as an effective and inspiring educator, adviser, and mentor in the program’s online environment.

The first IMC Golden Quill Teaching Award went to Alexia Vanides. Alexia passed away in 2011, and in honor of her tremendous service and inspiration to so many students, the program has dedicated the teaching award to her memory.

The award is based solely on student nominations of their instructors. Nominations begin in the Spring of each year. The recipient is recognized during the annual INTEGRATE Conference.

2016 Alexia Vanides IMC Teaching Award Recipient

Bob Sukys

Bob Sukys

The 2016 Alexia Vanides IMC Teaching Award went to Bob Sukys of Cincinnati, OH.

Bob Sukys joined the WVU IMC program in 2012 as an adjunct instructor, bringing his extensive experience in brand building, advertising development and production practices, along with interactive marketing and marketing training. He is a 2010 graduate of the IMC program as well a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he was honored as one of the 25 most prominent graduates of the Communications Arts Department on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

Sukys is the founder and director of BrandMine, where he focuses on consulting and training practices in branding, marketing and consumer communication, as well as creating and managing best practices for advertising production. He has been instrumental in helping numerous Fortune 500 companies implement these practices.

Previously, he worked for P&G for over 20 years creating best practices for advertising development and production, implementing training programs for the company around the globe. In his career, he has personally shaped over 2,000 pieces of advertising.

He teaches IMC 615 for the WVU IMC program.

Previous Recipients

» 2015 – Mike Kohler 

» 2014 – Joe Barnes and Dennis O'Connell

» 2013 – Rachael Post

» 2012 – Karen Freberg and Matthew Cummings

» 2011 – Susan K. Jones

» 2010 – Larry Stultz

» 2009 – Alexia Vanides