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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

A Mercy college professor and two alumni were honored at the recent 2017 Transform Awards North America. The gala awards excellence in re-branding and celebrates the best brand projects from around the world.

New York City design firm 8 Point Studio (8PTS) won the gold award in the category of Best Use of a Visual Property. Jen Roos is the founder and creative director at 8PTS, and a Mercy associate professor in Computer Arts and Design. Also on the 8PTS team were Mercy alumni Anita Mosquera and Chris Guerrero.

The Mercy-heavy design unit also received silver awards for Best Visual Identity from the Financial Sector and Best Brand Development Project to Reflect Changed Positioning, Values and Mission. Their client was LCH, the financial world's leading international clearinghouse.

The accolades are determined and awarded by Transform magazine, a quarterly periodical intended for communications professionals who are responsible for their company’s corporate brand and brand development strategy.

The Transform Awards North America 2017 ceremony was held in New York on November 2.