Archive for June, 2011

LIM College Student Wins “Summer Solstice Visual Merchandising Design Competition”

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 in General | No Comments »

Solstice Sunglass Boutique and LIM College are proud to announce the winner and runners-up of the first Summer Solstice Visual Merchandising Competition, a design competition to create a seasonal promotional concept for the retail chain’s annual “Summer Solstice” sales promotion. The winning design is now appearing in a total of 160 Solstice Sunglass Boutique stores and Solstice Sunglass Outlet store windows, as is also being used for other marketing initiatives.

The winner of the competition was Kristina Visceglia, a recent graduate of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Certificate Program. Her concept was titled “Discovering Summer Solstice” and included a visual of a pair of Carrera sunglasses encapsulated in a clear bottle nestled in the sand before the waves of a sunlit beach. This visual will appear in all Solstice store windows from June 20 – July 14. The three LIM College students who were runners-up in the competition were Connor de Guehery, Tara Mangiero and Jordan McGovern. 

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College of Westchester: Alumni Profile

Posted on June 21st, 2011 in Graduation | No Comments »

Jessica graduated from The College of Westchester Multimedia Management and Development program in 2001.  She excelled while at CW and was immediately hired by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, where she had been doing an internship that had been arranged by our Office of Career Services.  She also went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The School of Visual

Arts.  After graduating SVA, Jessica left her full-time job to start her own company – Jessica Perilla Design, http://jpdstudio.com/ – an award-winning venture which has grown to over 100 clients, some very well known, such as Real Simple Magazine, Aeropostale, and Wiley Publishing. 

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New York State Legislature Honors Monroe College SIFE Team

Posted on June 20th, 2011 in Event, General | No Comments »

A team of students from Monroe College took part in the annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition – an international organization that provides a forum for students to apply classroom knowledge in solving actual challenges in the community. Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (first row, far right) sponsored a resolution honoring the students and the college, and Bronx Senator Gustavo Rivera welcomed the delegation to the Senate and co-hosted their visit.       

The team won the regional competition and finished 20th out of more than 300 teams nationally. Their project, “Their Need … Our Movement,” focused on improving the quality of life for underserved youth; supporting businesses with “green” initiatives; addressing the need for worldwide hunger relief; assisting entrepreneurs; providing eyeglasses to economically-disadvantaged people all over the world, and more.   

The SIFE team was led by Monroe College President Stephen J. Jerome, his wife, Alumni Director Leslie Jerome and Vice President of Student Affairs Roberta Greenberg.

LIM College Students Named as Winners of the National Stationery Show / Kate’s Paperie “Paper Runway” Competition

Posted on June 14th, 2011 in Event | No Comments »

The National Stationery Show® (NSS) and Kate’s Paperie have named LIM College students Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll as winners in “The Paper Runway” competition, for “Feather Fantasy.” The paper fashion contest and exhibit was a feature of NSS 2011, offering some 11,000 attendees a unique demonstration of the paper-fashion relationship. The students will receive a $1,000 cash prize and window display at Kate’s Paperie during Fashion Week this fall.

Runners-up were “Orange Burst” by Alexis Michaelides and “Golden Warrior” by LIM College student Gina Mercatili. The students worked under the supervision of Marjorie Lee Woo, LIM College’s Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising. Also participating in the exhibit was Kate’s Paperie, with several paper fashions from cutting-edge designers, as well as NSS exhibitor DCWV, Inc.

LIM College Visual Merchandising students also designed and installed a 1,600 square-foot venue at the front of the exhibition hall at the NSS to highlight Best in Show product.

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