Monday, 24 October 2011

Alumni Award

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We are very pleased to announce that 2008 Creative Advertising graduate Mike Cuthell has won one of the University of Lincoln's inaugural Alumni Awards.

The University of Lincoln has recognised ten of its outstanding graduates of the past decade in a new set of awards. The Alumni Awards 2011 seeks to recognise, acknowledge, and celebrate the achievements of former students of the University of Lincoln. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of senior academics following nominations sent by lecturers.

The Creative Advertising course team nominated Mike (who you may remember produced a Nike commercial featuring Wayne Rooney & Fernando Torres) for his work in helping develop the Young Creative Council to promote creative excellence and bridge the gap between students, graduates and the creative industries.

The YCC’s motto is ‘People who do, change the world. Everyone else is just living here.’ Mike is somebody who does. He is not just interested in his own creative potential, but in the creative potential of all those around him. He sees the value in networks, in contacts and the danger of allowing young talent to slip through the net because they simply didn’t know who to call. He doesn’t just make great advertising work, he is helping to build a better future for the advertising industry.

The University's Alumni Officer Clare Cotton said: 'We wanted to acknowledge the success of our alumni who have gone on to do great things since graduating from the University of Lincoln. We had some excellent nominations which made choosing the 10 award winners very difficult. We are very proud to see so many of our graduates go on to such fantastic careers.'

Mike Cuthell, Alumni Award winner 2011

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