By TODD GOTTULA
KEARNEY – Amy Jacobson, senior designer in UNK’s Department of Communications and Marketing, received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS award Friday.
KUDOS awards recognize university staff for their professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to UNK and University of Nebraska. It is the university’s top staff award.
Jacobson began her UNK career in 2009 as a student designer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication and design she was hired as a full-time associate designer, and in 2014 was promoted to her current position.
Jacobson oversees the visual and creative direction of printed materials to ensure UNK’s quality, standards and expectations are met. Her primary work involves design, collaboration with campus clients and supervision of print production.
“She consistently rises to the occasion while working on tight deadlines and sometimes complicated projects,” said Kyle Means, director of marketing. “And she does it all with a very friendly, calm demeanor and quiet confidence.”
Some of Jacobson’s prominent contributions include work on UNK’s New Frontiers research magazine, commencement programs, visuals for special events, recruitment materials, Loper Athletics promotions, banners for Ron and Carol Cope Stadium, and many of the marketing elements representing the “We Are Difference Makers” brand campaign.
Means noted that Jacobson values her work with other departments across campus and shares her knowledge with students in UNK’s Department of Art and Design.
In addition to her work at UNK, Jacobson is a Staff Sergeant in the Nebraska Army National Guard, serving as a broadcast journalist in the 111th Public Affairs Detachment in Lincoln. Her term ends in March. She is grateful for the opportunities it has provided, including special projects in Germany and Grenada, and for the support UNK provided during her military career.