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Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Professor and Students Receive Awards

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has issued a resolution to County College of Morris Professor Kathleen McNeil in recognition of her years fostering the talents of young designers as the faculty adviser of the award-winning student literary magazine The Promethean.

Staff of CCM The Promethian receives awards

CCM President Tony Iacono and Promethean student designers Emily Ambrosi of Denville, Matthew Wotasek of Hackettstown, faculty advisor Kathleen McNeil, student designers Dhrupa Patel of Parsippany and Margaret Koenig of Mount Olive, and Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

Additionally, the freeholders awarded county certificates of congratulations to four student designers who produced the 2017-18 edition of The Promethean, selected by Graphic Design:USA as a winner in its American Inhouse Design Awards contest. The competition pits the student publication against 5,000 entries submitted by professional designers from around the world.

The award continues a decade-long streak of national recognition for the magazine, garnering numerous awards from Graphic Design:USA. The awards are considered a barometer of success in the graphics design and advertising fields.

Students who received a certificate were:

  • Emily Ambrosi of Denville, student designer and cover photographer/illustrator
  • Margaret Koenig of Mount Olive, student designer,
  • Dhrupa Patel of Parsippany, student designer
  • Matthew Wotasek of Hackettstown, student designer

Among those present for the awards were CCM President Anthony Iacono and trustees Joe Weisberg, Jeffrey Advokat, Paul Licitra and Thomas Pepe.

Professor McNeil developed a unique course curriculum for production of The Promethean to immerse CCM students in design development and professional practices not commonly taught in classrooms. In addition, to serving as adviser for the magazine, she teaches design courses at both CCM and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The American Graphic Design Awards is the largest showcase for original work created by graphic designers. This is the 13th year in a row that the Promethean has received an American Graphic Design award from GraphicDesign:USA.