The Southeastern Louisiana University Office of Public Information in Hammond was recognized for graphic design by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with three Communicator Awards, including two first place Gold Awards of Excellence.

Graphic designer Michael Trahan, of Livingston, received the Gold Awards of Excellence for posters promoting the university’s opera performances of “La Perichole” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The full-color posters included original illustrations by Trahan for each production.

Trahan also was awarded a second place Silver Award of Distinction for the 2014-15 promotional brochure for Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in the overall design category.

Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, the Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. It is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.