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Nonprofits needed for annual Design-A-Thon

Nonprofits needed for annual Design-A-Thon
LSC-Kingwood’s students William Broussard and Erick Ardon prepare for Design-A-Thon last year. This year’s event is on Friday, April 8 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in ADM room 202.

Community nonprofit organizations that need brochures, logos or other promotional materials can sign up to be a part of the 13th  annual Design-A-Thon at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Visual Communication’s Design-A-Thon 2016 will take place Friday, April 8 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Administration Building room 202. The 12-hour event allows nonprofits a chance to receive free graphic design work while the students earn community service learning credit, design pieces for their portfolio, and experience a great and rewarding opportunity.

“In 13 years, we had about 250 students to donate hundreds of work hours and have completed approximately 280 projects. Each year, we have helped anywhere from nine to 38 local area nonprofit organizations and as word spreads, that number grows,” said Zoila Donney’s, graphic designer and the visual communication professor at LSC-Kingwood. “Our students donate 12 straight hours in a creative mind set, with different projects going on, with a real deadline to meet, giving them a real feel of what it will be like in their future career.”

Design-A-Thon was created to reach out to the local community specifically, local area nonprofit organizations. These are normally organizations that do not have the time, resources, or the ability to create effective promotional materials to help make the community aware of who they are, why they exist and what they have to offer. Projects that will be accepted are logos/stationary, fliers, posters, banners, book covers, in-store displays, advertisements, brochures, animations, presentations and web pages.

The deadline for organizations interested in participating in this year’s Design-A-Thon is Wednesday, March 9. Submission requests and more information can be obtained through http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/programs/design-a-thon/index.htm, or contact Zoila Donney’s at 281-312-1759 or Zoila.Donneys-Hale@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for May Mini-term and Summer I and Summer II 2016 credit classes in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281.312.1613. Former and current students can register online at www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.