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Allen Garcie Recognized by the AAF and NEEC

May 24, 2017

Allen Garcie, Assistant Professor of Arts and Media, received the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Tenth District Outstanding Advertising Educator of the Year Award and was selected to serve on the National Education Executive Committee (NEEC).

The AAF Tenth District Outstanding Advertising Educator of the Year Award is given to a faculty member who has gone above and beyond to ensure the growth and improvement of advertisement through the academic process. Garcie has proved that he is fully motivated to help students, not only at LSUS, but across this nation, succeed in their careers.

"The AAF Tenth District is comprised of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Northwest Louisiana," said Garcie. "The award has been given by the AAF Tenth District every year since 1968 and I was surprised to see that I'm the first in the district from Louisiana to receive it!"

As a member of the NEEC, Garcie will serve with 16 other advertising professors and industry professionals from across the nation. He will assist in the oversight of all of the AAF's educational programs including the National Student Advertising Competition and Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society.

"Nothing is given to you and nothing worth doing is ever easy. If you want to be successful, you've got to set goals for yourself and work hard to accomplish them. You have to put effort into getting what you want out of life!"said Garcie.

Garcie graduated from LSUS in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies and a minor in Fine Arts and English. He then went on to receive a Master's in Education degree in 2005 and a Master of Arts degree in 2008 from Northwestern State University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech in 2014.

He thanks Professor Jason Mackowiak and Dr. John S. Vassar for helping him reach his full potential. Being taught by these professors had a major influence on his career path and worldview.

"LSUS helped me succeed by allowing me to find my passion," said Garcie. Garcie also gives thanks to his parents and wife for their influence on his life.

For more information about Professor Garcie, email him at allen.garcie@lsus.edu.