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SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win First, Second, and Third at AAF Student Conference

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 7, 2018

On November 2, 2018, nine Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with three students winning awards. The top three teams included SOWELA students Jasmine Vital earning first place, Aspen Keel earning second place, and David Sonnier receiving third.

At the competition, students were separated from their college groups and placed into teams of 10-12 students from more than 20 universities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The students were then given the same corporate sponsor and 10 hours to submit a creative solution, along with marketing, media plans, and a live presentation. Teams consisted of an Art Director/Graphic Designer, Copywriter, Account Services, Marketing Strategist, Media Planner, and New Media Strategist. Each of the SOWELA students were assigned the position of Art Director or New Media Strategist.

Additional participating students were Austin Rains, Vivian Barrilleaux, Emily Whittington, Bethany Parker, Ayasha Gillespie, and Chance DeCuir. The students were accompanied by SOWELA Graphic Art Instructors Darrell Buck and Erik Jessen.

For more information about SOWELA’s Graphic Art program visit www.sowela.edu or call (337) 421-6550. 

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, and Oakdale, LA.