Jason Grill Announced as Winner of NISOD’s 2016 Student Art Contest

2016 SAC Winning ArtworkAustin, Texas [March 14, 2016] – Jason Grill, a second-year student at St. Clair County Community College studying graphic design, is the winner of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s (NISOD) 2016 Student Graphic Art Contest. As the winning student artist, Grill will receive $1,000; five poster-size copies of his design; and up to $400 in airfare, three nights lodging, and a complimentary registration to attend NISOD’s 2016 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 28-31, in Austin, Texas. At the conference, Grill, who will continue his graphic design education at Wayne State University in fall 2016, will be formally honored at the grand unveiling of his design. In addition, Grill’s current college, St. Clair County Community College, will receive a complimentary 2016-2017 NISOD membership.

“We are so proud of Jason and his impressive work,” said Denise McNeil, Vice President of Academic Services at St. Clair County Community College. “He is a wonderful ambassador for the hard working, talented students we have at SC4.” 

“During his time at SC4, Jason has been honored several times for his incredibly detailed and dynamic illustrations, including a design he created for our annual Deck Art competition,” added Sarah Flatter, Visual Arts and Graphic Design Program Lead at St. Clair County Community College. “His illustration for NISOD considers the balance and weighted challenges of higher education and was inspired by a similar illustration that Jason created as an SC4 course project.” 

Grill’s design will also be featured as the front cover of NISOD’s 2017 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence conference program. NISOD’s annual conference is the premier gathering of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff who strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning. Visit www.nisod.org/conference for more information about the conference.

“Community colleges are home to many gifted artists, which accounts for the high caliber of artwork submitted by students at our member colleges,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “We are excited and proud to recognize Jason Grill as the winner of this year’s Student Graphic Art Contest, since his outstanding effort epitomizes NISOD’s message of encouraging and supporting best practices and innovation.” 


NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” Visit www.nisod.org for more information about NISOD.