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Photo above by CAT Student Will Holmes


District 5 ADDY winners announced, and CAT student is among them
by Terry Lutz, March 28, 2019

Congratulations to Jesenia Avila-Ugalde who won a Silver ADDY Award for her Bunneez Packaging design (shown above) at the District 5 ADDY Competition this week.

  Bunneez AdJCTC's Communication Arts Technology program was one of four schools from the Louisville area winning awards at this year's competition with each school winning one award each.

  In February, Jesenia also garnered a Silver ADDY Award for her packaging design at the Annual ADDY Awards in Louisville.

  Winning at the district level not only is a fantastic achievement in its own right but it now gives Jesenia the opportunity to compete at the National ADDY Awards competition in May.

 bunneez package small Here's to Jesenia and here's to great success at the nationals. Way to go Jesenia. Very well done.

  Please join me and all the CAT Faculty in congratulating Jesenia for her outstanding work and a fantastic year.

  For a closer look at Jesenia's winning package design click here.


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  Check out our Facebook page by clicking on the link above or by searching for our name, JCTC Communication Arts Technology (formerly JCC Commercial Art). Yes, it IS a long name.


Did you know about the FREE tutoring sessions on Fridays from 9-12?

It's true. You can get FREE tutoring for any CAT class on Friday's. In room 321B and somtimes in 302 and 310, we offer absolutely free tutoring, on any class. 9 am-12 pm every Friday unless posted otherwise.

  Need help with Illustrator? Come on in. Need extra instruction with InDesign? We can help. We can also help you with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Animate (Flash), Word, Excel, Illustration, and drawing.

  Look for flyers announcing special seminars on Friday's with special topics such as Tips and Tricks in InDesign and Illustrator, Illustration techniques, and more.

  The CAT Tutoring classes are part of the college's Learning Commons.

  Come to 321B if you are in need of extra help. We'll be there for you.


www.jctcart.com is your one stop shop for anything and everything

All the resources you need during your tenure here in the CAT program at JCTC are literally at your fingertips with the CAT website. Let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement. The site is for you. Use it.


Congratulations to this year's co-recipients of the CAT Outstanding Achievement Award
by Terry Lutz, April 30, 2019


The annual JCTC Student Success Awards were held this past Thursday night where Jesenia Avila-Ugalde and Frida Gonzalez were introduced as the co-recipients of the CAT Program's Outstanding Achievement Award. This is the first time that two students were named for this award.

  “What do you say about two people you never want to see leave the program?” That’s what Fred Crawford said when I asked him “What do you say about these two students?” Both of these young women are the epitome of what a student should be. Their positive attitudes, their work ethic, their talent, and their love for their work is apparent every day. Both of them put their hearts and souls into their work. They work tirelessly toward perfection.

 Their eagerness to share new things they have learned when away from the classroom are inspirational to students and faculty alike.

  Jesenia graduated in December with High Distinction and Frida will graduate this semester with High Distinction. Both will have completed two separate tracks in the program: Advertising Design and Commercial Photography.

  In our CAT Program Student Show, The CATTYs, between them they have 9 Gold, 10 Silver, and 2 Bronze CATTYs. Frida also has a Best of Show CATTY Award.

  Frida and Jesenia both participated in the annual Louisville Advertising Awards this year and last and both have won their fair share of hardware. This year Jesenia won 1 Judges' Choice Award, 1 Gold ADDY, and 1 Silver ADDY.
  Frida won a Judges' Choice Award, 2 Gold ADDYs, and 1 Silver ADDY.

  In addition, Jesenia’s packaging project, Bunneez, is still in the running for a national advertising award and will be competing in the National ADDY competition in late May.

  Both are now working in the design field and both are working at least two jobs that I know about. They are in high demand.

  These young women will be truly missed in our program but we’ll be hearing a lot about what they do in the future because they like to talk. And I know it’s gonna be fantastic.

  I hope you all will congratulate these two outstanding students when you see them. They deserve it.


Advising and registration for the summer and fall is almost over until August

Summer and Fall advising and registration is here. March 1st began this year's advising and registration period.

  Don't miss your opportunity to get your preferred class times. Classes always fill up early.

  Be sure to get in to see Terry right away for advising and registration.

  Quite often these days, if the classes don't fill up, they can be canceled. That's even another BIG reason to register for classes as quickly as you can.

  Go ahead and register as soon as possible after March 1st. You can change those classes later if you need to. Don't wait. If you wait, you could miss out altogether.

  Don't wait for financial aid issues to be resolved either. Register now. Check your email regularly for updates or information from the financial aid office.

  Just go the "faculty" page on the main menu of this website and click on "Schedule an Appointment" with Terry.


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