CCAC student’s design wins statewide contest for logo of community college completion challenge

Photo of CCAC student Ariana Nelson with a poster featuring the logo she created.
 
Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—CCAC’s Alpha Mu Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society submitted the winning design for the first-ever Pennsylvania Community College Completion Challenge (PAC4) Week. The logo, designed by Ariana Nelson, Alpha Mu Theta’s officer of communications, is featured in promotional material and events across the state.

According to Nelson, a Nursing student at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, she was inspired to create a logo depicting the sun because it is a universal symbol of confidence and success that represents rising to one’s highest potential. As the officer in charge of communications, Nelson is passionate about getting students to join the chapter and to pledge to complete their community college certificate or associate degree.

“You have to set goals and be determined to go after what you want and not give up,” said Nelson.

As part of PAC4 Week, observed from October 19–23, 2015, student members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapters at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges have planned more than 84 events at 23 campuses to encourage their classmates to complete their certificate or associate degree before leaving community college to transfer to another institution of higher learning or to enter the workforce. All four Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapters at CCAC—Alpha Mu Theta (Allegheny), Sigma Omicron Chapter (Boyce), Alpha Iota Eta Chapter (South) and Alpha Lambda Neu Chapter (North)—are participating in PAC4 activities on their respective campuses, which include pledge signing days, raffles and games, tours of learning centers, transfer fairs and support workshops.

To learn more about PAC4 Week, go to: http://pacommunitycolleges.org/pac4-2/

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