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Kristina Peebles is CAT Outstanding Student
Award recipient
Saturday, April 22, 2017
by Terry Lutz


It is my great pleasure to announce that Kristina Peebles has been selected by the faculty and the Academic Program Coordinator as the recipient of the Communication Arts Technology Program's Outstanding Achievement Award for the Academic Year 2016/17.

peebles  Her hard work, perseverance, creativity, and talent have not gone unnoticed in the program. She has been a quiet inspiration to many of our students in the program even though she might not have known it.

   I hope that every student in our program would take note and endeavor to emulate her drive to achieve and her creative spirit.

  It has been fun and exciting to watch Kristina on her journey through our program and through all the successes that she has had here.

  Kristina is the first in her family to attend and graduate college and she has set a new record in the history of our program as well. She is the first CAT student to successfully complete three of our four options in the AAS degree. She holds that record all by herself at this point although I would love to see someone break it as soon as possible.

  Kristina is now "living her dream" at WBNA-TV 21 where she continues to excel in her job. She continues to advance in the TV station, being given more and more responsibility, as she continues to impress her bosses there.

  All of our faculty join me in congratulating Kristina on her personal and collegiate achievements and especially, this award.

  We all wish her the best of luck in all that she does and hope that she will continue to grow and to stay in touch with us through our CAT Facebook page, emails, and maybe even a visit or two down the road.

  Please join me and all the CAT faculty in congratulating Kristina Peebles on this truly outstanding achievement in the CAT Program.


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JCTC has a new seal designed by CAT faculty
Saturday, April 22, 2017


JCTC unveiled its new College Seal on Wednesday night during the 2017 Student Success Awards Ceremony and Banquet.

  Fred Crawford, one of many outstanding faculty in the CAT program, designed the new seal.

  The seal features the historic Presbyterian Seminary building prominently in the center of the seal with the name of the college encircling the building.

  Jefferson first held classes at First and Broadway in Louisville in the former home of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.

  The Latin terms on the seal, Eruditio • Communitas • Fabrica, translate to: Scholarship, Community, and Industry.

  The fleur de lis, displayed twice, is the symbol of the City of Louisville (our community).

  The new seal is introduced in the same year as the 50th anniversary of Jefferson becoming a college as part of the University of Kentucky system in the 1967/1968 academic school year.


CAT student wins a Gold and a Silver ADDY at district advertising awards competition
Thursday, April 6, 2017
by Terry Lutz


Daniel Shouse, you might remember won two Gold Louie's and one Silver Louie at this year's Louie Awards Competition. Well, now he's gone and done it again at the American Advertising Awards District 5 Competition.

  Daniel won a Gold ADDY for his HOME Essential Oil, Logo Design and a Silver ADDY for his HOME Essential Oil Point of Purchase.

  With these two additional district wins Daniel's work has now won 3 Gold ADDY Awards and 2 Silver ADDY Awards.

  Four schools from Kentucky were winners at the district competition. Daniel was the only student from Kentucky to win more than one award this year. JCTC was one of only two community colleges with winning entries in the entire three state competition. Both JCTC and NKU are the only schools that had more than one winning entry with two from each school.

  This is really big for Daniel and for the CAT program. The wins mean that Daniel's work now goes on to compete at the National ADDY Awards Competition in June later this year.

  We're all looking forward to see how Daniel's work fares on the national stage in June. If he wins there it will mark the first time one of our students would win at the national level.

  Congratulations to Daniel for his big wins at District 5 and here's to wishing Daniel the best of luck at the national competition in June.

  If you haven't seen our students' winning entries yet you can see all the winning work here.