From left to right, 2013 Method portfolio best of show winners Brenda Y. Ngo, Ryan Hoffman and Linsey Peterson.
They are all winners.
But the students of this year’s MCTC graphic and web design portfolio class have singled a few students out for exceptional work in their culminating Method design show.
Linsey Peterson, Ryan Hoffman and Brenda Ngo were awarded first, second and third place in the Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Portfolio Contest. Three students, Clare O’Neill, Claire Bailey and Victoria Dibble, tied for an Honorable Mention award. Award recipients are chosen via vote by portfolio students themselves. First, second and third place winners are given degrees of Adobe Creative Suite software. This award is funded by Graphic and Web Design alum Manuel Castellanos Raboso and Graphic Design instructor Jake Jacobson.
In the voting process, each portfolio student was given the opportunity to award three votes to their peers covering several evaluative areas:
- Overall creative presentation of the portfolio
- Overall creativity, focus, and uniqueness portfolio
- Overall continuity in presentation of portfolio
- Overall leadership and team/class participation of Method 2013
- Overall design principles presented in the portfolio
- Overall body of creative work
- Overall representation of the ideals of the creative design industry and their Method 2013 stated mission
Read more about the Graphic Design program at MCTC here.
From left to right: MCTC instructor Greg Skudlarek and students Reed Sweeney, Tom Pederson, Andy Gurskis and John Singel.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College students competed in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Leadership and Skills Conference last month, and several of them won awards for their hard work and creative projects. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations as well as health occupations. Top SkillsUSA state performers include the following MCTC students:
- Andy Gurskis, 2nd place, HVACR
- Reed Sweeney, 4th place and honorable mention, HVACR
- Max Foutch, 3rd place, Industrial Motor Controls
- Tom Hermes, 4th place and honorable mention, Industrial Motor Controls
From left to right: Tom Hiltner, Tom Hermans, Max Foutch, Mark Eckstein and Dean Weikle.
In July, 2012, MCTC HVACR student Chad Rubey placed fifth out of 28 college competitors in the national SkillUSA Championship. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.
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DECA, a student-led business club at Minneapolis Community and Technical College open to all majors, took second and third place at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California this April in the Business Law and Management Institute events. In February, they had to compete at the state level to qualify for ICDC.
MCTC congratulates the College’s 2013 DECA ICDC competitors: Zachary Barthel, Ayi Doumassy, Matthew Hatle, Errol Ilbuga, Randy Jacoway, Immanuel Jones, Ian Munson and Khadija Najibi.
MCTC’s DECA club competes in business competitions around the country, builds campus life and volunteers in the local community. They welcome new members from all majors. Contact the club’s advisor Jason L. Cussler with questions at email@example.com.