West Windsor, N.J. – When Patrick Auletto ’02 (A.A.S., Advertising Design; A.A.S., Illustration) began studying graphic design and illustration at MCCC in 1999, he did not envision a career in technology.
But the digital arts skills he learned at Mercer gave him a foundation that has fast-forwarded his career with highly marketable tech know-how. This talented graphic designer is now a full-time staff member in the Faculty Training and Outreach Division at Rutgers University (RU), serving as campus supervisor within Digital Classroom Services at RU’s Piscataway campus. He also teaches digital arts as a senior adjunct instructor at Mercer. This fall he begins his seventh year at Mercer, teaching Illustration 1 (ADV 220) and Illustration 2 (ADV 222).
Auletto’s multi-faceted career allows him to apply his skill set in satisfying ways. At RU, he keeps faculty members at the cutting edge of instructional technology by providing classroom support and conducting faculty workshops on the use of classroom technology and software. At Mercer, he shares his passion for the arts in the digital age in his Illustration classes.
“Teaching at Mercer gives me the chance to provide students with the same level of enthusiasm and knowledge that the college provided for me,” Auletto says. “It makes me proud to be part of the institution where I got my start.”