Distinguished Lecturers at MCCC
November, 2007

Famed graphic designer Roger Cook, center, lectured on Nov. 14. He is pictured with Winnie Burgess, left, who coordinates the lecture series, and Ad Design faculty member Tina LaPlaca, right.

Cook is an internationally-known graphic designer, photographer and artist. His work has been used by IBM, Montgomery Ward, Squibb Corporation, Black & Decker, Volvo, Subaru, AT&T, and many other major corporations. He received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1984. In 2003 his symbol designs were accepted to the collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. He has been a member of the MCCC Communication Advisory Board for more than 25 years.

Dr. William R. Rives, director of Six Flags Animal Park at Six Flags Great Adventure, with MCCC faculty member Diane Hilker before his lecture on Nov. 15. Prior to becoming park director, Dr. Rives served for ten years as the park's full-time veterinarian. He spoke about animal husbandry and operating a zoological park.

The park contains 60 species of animals, and 1000 individual animals, including a 14,000- pound bull elephant, 11 white rhinos, giraffes, lions, Siberian tigers, bears, flamingoes, ostriches, emus, baboons, capuchin monkeys and red kangaroos. Some of the animals have been at the park since its opening in 1972.

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