[ American Advertising Federation District 7 ]
The Donald G. Hileman Award recognizes a college educator for outstanding service to advertising, to District 7, to a local advertising federation, and to college advertising students through a student advertising team, a student advertising club, and teaching of superior quality.
The $500 and Plaque award may be presented once each year, although no requirement for an annual award exists if a suitable candidate is not available.
- Recipient must teach at a two or four year institution of higher learning located in District 7.
- Recipient must have demonstrated outstanding service to advertising, District 7, a local advertising federation, and college students through a student advertising team, a student advertising club, and teaching of superior quality, or as many of these as the judges for the award deem appropriate.
- A person may receive the award only once in his/her role at a particular school. If an educator moves to a different school within District 7, or changes jobs completely within the same school (faculty to dean or marketing faculty to art faculty, for example) and achieves excellence there as well, he/she may be honored again in this new role.
March 29, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Please include your name, complete mailing address, email, and nomination form. To be considered, nominations and their accompanying forms must be RECEIVED by Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5 p.m., to Bobbie Green.
1986 Dr. Donald G. Hileman, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
1987 Ron Lane, Univ. of Georgia, Athens
1988 Dr. Elsie Hebert, LSU, Baton Rouge
1989 Dr. Bruce Roche, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
1990 Gerald Bower, LSU, Baton Rouge
1991 Dr. Sandra Utt, Memphis St. Univ., Memphis
1992 Lee Wenthe, Univ. of Georgia, Athens
1993 Bettie Hudgens, Spring Hill College, Mobile
1994 Teri Kline Henley, Loyola Univ., New Orleans
1995 Ron Spielberger, University of Memphis, Memphis
1996 Pat Hartman, Spring Hill College, Mobile
1997 Jim Wenthe, Georgia College & State Univ., Milledgeville
1998 Dr. Eric Haley, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
1999 Karen King, Univ. of Georgia, Athens
2000 Norm Grey, Creative Circus, Atlanta
2001 Ron Taylor, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
2003 Dr. Karl Mann, Tennessee Tech Univ., Cookeville
2004 Marilyn Mancini, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
2005 Dr. Anne Cunningham Osborne, LSU, Baton Rouge
2006 Melissa Tate, Samford Univ., Birmingham
2007 Dr. Kiersten Stausbaugh-Hutchinson, Univ. of Georgia, Athens
2008 Leslie Haines, The Art Institute of Tennessee, Nashville
2009 Lance Porter, Louisiana State University
2011 Susan Daria, University of Alabama
2012 Art Novak, Savannah College of Art & Design
2013 Dr. Stephen Marshall, East Tennessee State University
2014 Dan Balser, The Creative Circus, Atlanta
2015 Dr. Glenn Griffin, University of Alabama
2016 Dr. Megan Moe, Lee University
2017 Jonathan Hounshell, East Tennessee State University
2018 Jay Waters, University of Alabama
2019 A.J. Buse, Middle Tennessee State University
2020 Mark Barry, University of Alabama
2021 Dr. Daniel Haun, Samford University
2022 Dr. Courtney Childers, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
2023 Michelle Clark Payne, Tulane University