West Windsor, N.J. – In capstone projects for their Ad Design III class, Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) student graphic artists took on a project with global reach. Six student design teams created marketing campaigns for FOR GRANTED.ORG, a nonprofit organization committed to improving lives in underserved communities around the world. (The organization has offices in Princeton, NJ, Washington, DC, and New York City.) They presented their campaigns on May 3 to a panel of judges that included FOR GRANTED’s founder and CEO, David Sokoloff, and Treasurer Lee Merwin.
Observes Professor Tina LaPlaca, Coordinator for the Advertising/Graphic Design Program, “With its goal to empower children by giving them the tools they need to succeed, this year’s non-profit organization allowed Mercer students to think globally about issues that we take for granted in our society, such as access to education and educational supplies.”