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McPherson College Students Bring Home Design Awards

For the third year in a row the McPherson College Visual Arts Department has brought home the first place award for overall graphic design portfolio from the Wichita AIGA Student Portfolio Forum.

AIGA is the professional association for graphic design and is the largest membership organization promoting the advancement of design. The Wichita AIGA chapter hosts the annual competition where college students have their design portfolios reviewed by professionals in the industry and get an opportunity to network and participate in competition with students from other schools. This year’s event was on April 21.

“There was great student portfolio work represented by all the competing schools this year,” said Dee Erway-Sherwood, professor and program director of graphic design, said. “We are very proud of the work showcased by our participating majors.”

In addition, McPherson College also brought home a second place award, for the second year in a row along with other honors. Students receiving awards for their work include:

  • Chloe Cloud, senior, Wichita, Kansas, first place, overall portfolio
  • Killian Milner, junior, Abilene, Kansas, second place, overall portfolio
  • Micah Gilbert, sophomore, Elkhart, Indiana – Best Photography
  • Jaden Hilgers, senior, Wichita – Best Packaging