Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Krysten Steinecke and Courtney Gay received $500 scholarships from the Printing Industry of the Carolinas Foundation.
Two students in SCC’s digital design associate degree program received $500 scholarships from The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Foundation. Krysten Steinecke of Inman, and Courtney Gay of Pacolet, were among six students selected from two-year colleges in South Carolina and North Carolina based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular activities and financial need.
PICA’s mission is to protect and promote the common interest of the printing industry, and to help members prosper, both individually and collectively, through fellowship, education and cooperative action.
“We have provided scholarships to students in North and South Carolina in graphics programs since 1978,” said PICA President Jeff Stoudt. “The PICA/Weese Scholarship was created specifically for accredited two-year colleges, and this year we’re very pleased to present two awards to SCC students.”
“Being awarded the PICA scholarship has provided me with the financial relief I need to continue my education at SCC, and it has also motivated me to continue working hard to receive my degree,” said Steinecke. “I have really enjoyed the digital design program. Everything you learn ties directly into real-world job skills. I feel I have a solid foundation, and I am ahead in the industry because of this program.”
Courtney Gay reiterated Steinecke’s sentiments; “This scholarship means a lot to me. Every cent counts when it comes to paying tuition.” Growing up, Gay always wanted to be a graphic designer like her mother. “My favorite part of the digital design program is that it is hands on. It prepares you for the job.”
“We are very grateful to PICA for all of the things they do in promoting education and the printing industry,” said John Hoyle, SCC program director for digital design. “These students are very deserving of this scholarship, and we are honored that the PICA Foundation chose students from our program.”
Individuals interested in SCC’s digital design programs can learn more at http://www.sccsc.edu/academics/programs/graphics.
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