GRAPHIC DESIGN

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PrintED Advertising and Design, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, April 2009 – 2016
  • PrintED Digital File Preparation, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, April 2009 – 2016
  • PrintED Digital File Output, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, April 2009 – 2016
  • PrintED Binding and Finishing, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, April 2009 – 2016
  • Computer Servicing Technician, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Digital Technologies, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Vocational Instruction – Permanent Certification, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Graphic Occupations, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


EDUCATION

  • Penn State University Workforce Education M.S. 2002-2009
  • Juniata College B.A. Business Administration 1972 – 1976
  • Bedford High School Diploma, Advanced Academic 1966 – 1972

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Teacher of the Year GACTC, 2007

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

  • Advisor, 14 years

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & CAUSES

  • Volunteer Downtown Bedford, Inc.   May 2004 – Present
  • Voted Bedford County Volunteer of the Year, 2008
  • Voted Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Downtown Bedford, Inc. organization
GRAPHIC DESIGN

ORGANIZATIONS

  • N.O.C.T.I. (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute)
  • Certified Graphics Communications Instructor
  • January 2001 – 2016
  • Commission on Secondary Schools – Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Accredited School, Program, and Instructor
  • March 2009 – 2016
  • Accreditation is the affirmation that a school provides a quality of education that the community has a right to expect and the education world endorses.
  • Accreditation is a means of showing confidence in a school’s performance. When the Commission on Secondary Schools accredits a school, it certifies that the school has met the prescribed qualitative standards of the Middle States Association.
  • International Organization for Standardization
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • The International Organization for Standardization, widely known as ISO, is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on February 23, 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

• GACTC Marketing Committee

• GACTC NOCTI Test Development Team

• Graphic Communications Member

• Middle States Accreditation Audit Team

WORK

WORK EXPERIENCE

INSTRUCTOR • MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN (Retired 06.2016)

GREATER ALTOONA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

1500 Fourth Avenue | Altoona, PA 16602

Provide training to acquire Nationally Accredited PrintED certification in Graphics Communications and Advertising & Design (1st High School Program in the country to receive this certification). In addition, High School students enrolling in this program now have the opportunity to earn 24 college credits through a dual enrollment program established with Penn Highlands Community College.

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors: Summit Quest Fitness Center     1998 – 2016
  • Board of Directors: Downtown Bedford, Inc.    2000 – 2010
  • Graphic Designer: Bedford County Chamber of Commerce 1999 – 2007 (8 years) Graphic Designer for monthly newsletter. Won first place in Pennsylvania for design and content.
  • Advertising Director: Gazette Publishing Company   1989 – 1999 (10 years)
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors: Bedford County Arts Council  1982 – 1994 (12 years)
  • Marketing Representative: Electro-Motive Division of General Motors July 1976 – April 1989 (12 years 10 months)
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