GAIT students win 2010 PICA awards

Pictured left-to-right: Michelle Surerus, Instructor, Evan Morgan, Ashley Pickett, Rachel Kester, Jonathan Hand, Torey Heinz, Alicia Blackburn, Tom Reeves, Instructor, and John Craft, Program Coordinator.
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 5:22pm

Nine students in Appalachian’s Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) program received awards in the collegiate competition of the 43rd Annual Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc., (PICA) Awards Banquet March 6 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Spa in Concord.

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. 

The Appalachian award winners are: 

Best of Category: Flexographic Printing: 1 color
Entry Title: Reach for the Stars
Student: Ashley Pickette
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves 

Best of Category: Offset Printing, 4 Color Process, Finished
Entry Title: The Chateau (Full Moon)
Student: Jonathan Hand
Instructor: John Craft 

Best of Category: Screen Printing, 2 or More Spot Colors, Non-Textile
Entry Title: Pardon Me
Student: Jillian Surber
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves 

Special Judges Award: Digital Printing, Toner Finished
Entry Title: Personal Brochure
Student: Victoria Heinz
Instructor: Michelle Surerus 

Special Judges Award: Digital Printing, Toner Static
Entry Title: Self-Promo Brochure
Student: Evan Morgan
Instructor: Michelle Surerus 

Special Judges Award: Flexographic Printing, 1 Color
Entry Title: Equestrian
Student: Rachel Kester
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves  

Special Judges Award: Flexographic Printing, 1 Color
Entry Title: 2013…I Believe
Student: Alicia Sizemore
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves 

Award of Excellence: Digital Printing, Toner Finished
Entry Title: J. Hand Personal Brochure
Student: Jonathan Hand
Instructor: Michelle Surerus 

Award of Excellence: Flexographic Printing, 1 Color
Entry Title: Dance, Dance
Student: Bobby Cavanaugh
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves 

Award of Excellence: Flexographic Printing, 1 Color
Entry Title: Cobra Kai
Student: Evan Morgan
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves 

Award of Excellence: Offset Printing, 2 or More Spot Colors, Line and Tints, Finished
Entry Title: Sketchbook
Student: Jonathan Hand
Instructor: Michelle Surerus 

Award of Excellence: Offset Printing, 4 Color Process, Flat
Entry Title: The Chateau (Menu Cover)
Student: Jonathan Hand
Instructor: John Craft 

Award of Excellence: Offset Printing, 4 Color Process, Flat
Entry Title: Woven Inks
Student: Christopher Starr
Instructor: Thomas M. Reeves

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