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WCCC student creates mural for Youngwood campus

on April 29, 2015 10:49 AM

Westmoreland County Community College student Aaron J. Thompson, of Indiana, created a wall mural as part of an internship for the college’s Computer Resource Center at the Youngwood campus.

A graphic design major under the supervision of WCCC Associate Professor Gary Altemara, Thompson is completing an internship with Fast Times Screenprinting and Design Co., Indiana, which helped bring his creation to fruition. Tony Medvetz, owner, donated the printing and vinyl materials on behalf of Thompson’s internship.

“I incorporated a lot of what I perceive to be the college experience into the mural design,” Thompson said. “The mural features a silhouette of a wolf, the WCCC mascot, with the branches representing the growth of education, the computers and cursors representing technology, and the books/birds signifying educated graduates ready to take on life’s challenges.”

Thompson was named to the WCCC President’s List for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2014 semester. By transferring the credits he earned at WCCC, he was recently accepted as a junior student into the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

PHOTO: Aaron Thompson, a graphic design student at Westmoreland County Community College, a son of John and Bertilla Thompson, of Indiana, stood in front of the mural he designed for the Computer Resource Center at the Youngwood Campus (Submitted photo)

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