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SM Student Teaching design-Winner for NACCTEPEducation Student Wins T-shirt Design Contest for National Conference

by Sherese Mitchell, Assistant Professor
Education Department & NACCTEP Board Member


Angelica Rodriguez is a student from the Education Department. During a class she was enrolled in last semester, I approached her about an opportunity to enter a t-shirt logo design contest for the NACCTEP organization for which I am a member of the Board. This was the first year that the contest was in effect. Through encouragement from myself and Professor Sonia Maldonado, Angelica produced and revised a logo in a timely fashion. She won the contest and her logo was used on the conference t-shirts and as a part of the conference program. Below, find the excerpt from the NACCTEP conference book this year.


A special thank you and congratulations, to our t-shirt design winner Angelica Rodriguez, a design student attending Hostos Community College in the Bronx, New York.

Angelica was born and raised in Puerto Rico. At 16 years of age, she came to Arizona to finish her last two years of high school at John F. Kennedy High. After graduation, she began her studies at Hostos, where she learned what it means to be a hardworking mom. After some time, she came back to Hostos where she is completing her first degree and targeting her energies to become a successful artist around the world.

Rodriguez has had a passion for the arts as long as she could remember. Studying at Hostos gave her the opportunity to work in a school setting, which encouraged her to study education. Her dream had always been to become an art teacher. Angelica believes that art is the most important part of education. “It reflects our culture and history, which teaches us the importance of education. Art is the oldest language in the world and it teaches us the root of everything.”


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