Spring Celebration 2010

More than 250 people attended this year's Spring Celebration, held on May 4, 2010 at the McNamara Alumni Center. The event brought together students, faculty, alumni, donors and their guests to honor the SJMC's graduating class, scholarship recipients and the generous donors who make the scholarships possible. The SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence recipient, Chuck Porter '67, also was recognized. Porter, who is legendary in the advertising industry, is chairman of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and chief strategist at MDC Partners.

More than 250 people attended this year's Spring Celebration, held on May 4, 2010 at the McNamara Alumni Center. The event brought together students, faculty, alumni, donors and their guests to honor the SJMC's graduating class, scholarship recipients and the generous donors who make the scholarships possible. The SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence recipient, Chuck Porter '67, also was recognized. Porter, who is legendary in the advertising industry, is chairman of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and chief strategist at MDC Partners.

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More about Alumni Award for Excellence Recipient Chuck Porter
Porter joined the Crispin Agency in 1988 as creative director and partner after a long career as an award-winning freelance copywriter. The agency was renamed Crispin & Porter, and within three years, it had doubled in size and had been named as one of the top 15 creative shops in the country.

Today, the agency has approximately 1,000 people with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London, and Gothenberg, Sweden. Crispin Porter + Bogusky's (CP+B) clients include Microsoft, Burger King, Coke, Best Buy, Gap, Domino's, American Express, and more. The agency has been profiled in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Fast Company, and in 2009, CP+B was named Agency of the Year by Advertising Age, Adweek and Creativity magazine. Most recently, Advertising Age selected CP+B as Agency of the Decade.

In addition to his role at CP+B, Porter is chief strategist for MDC Partners, CP+B's parent company. In his role at MDC, he identifies potential acquisitions and serves as a consultant to member agencies.

Porter is currently co-chairman of Advertising Week in New York--North America's preeminent communications industry event--and the incoming chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. He's also chairman of the Advisory Board of Boulder Digital Works, the unique New Media leadership program at CU. Along with Martha Stewart and Michael Dell, he was named one of Inc. magazine's "Entrepreneurs We Love."

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