Awards & Recognition

Rock Star Award

University Marketing & Communications’ Rock S.T.A.R (Special Thanks and Recognition) Award is all about recognizing individual achievement, effort and dedication. It is our simple way of acknowledging someone for taking what is "good" about what we do and making it "great." To honor those who embrace this charge, each UMC staff member will nominate the person they feel has embodied our mission, vision and values as a department and as UWF employees.

Spring 2013 Rock S.T.A.R. - Lauren Smith, Assistant Director of Digital Media

UMC congratulates our latest M&CS Rock S.T.A.R. (Special Thanks and Recognition) Award recipient Lauren Smith. 

As Assistant Director of Digital Media, Lauren's responsibilities include overseeing all digital assets for the university. Lauren works closely with our campus photographer as well as campus clients to get the "perfect shot." This photography profoundly serves the university in a variety of marketing capacities. Lauren is also responsible for coordinating a wide range of video projects, extending all the way from testimonials to television spots.

Lauren's passion for her art, dedication to her team and commitment to serving each campus client to the fullest, have earned her ROCK S.T.A.R. recognition for the most recent quarter. The care, research, enthusiasm and insight Lauren demonstrates across each project she executes consistently results in a finished product that is meaningful and relevant to each client's needs as well as the university's vision.

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