NISOD Announces 2017 Student Art Contest Winner

Austin, Texas, February 28, 2017 – Brittany Burt, a student at St. Clair County Community College, is the winner of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s (NISOD) 2017 Student Graphic Art Contest.

Brittany Burt PhotoAs the winning student artist, Burt will receive $1,000; five poster-size copies of her design; and up to $400 in airfare, three nights lodging, and a complimentary registration to attend NISOD’s 2017 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 27-30, in Austin, Texas. NISOD will formally honor Burt with a grand unveiling of her design at the conference. Additionally, NISOD will showcase Brittany’s winning design on the front cover of the 2018 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence conference program. Brittany’s college, St. Clair County Community College, will receive a complimentary 2017-2018 NISOD membership.

“We are very proud of Brittany,” said James Neese, Chief Academic Officer at St. Clair County Community College. “She is a wonderful ambassador for the creative and dedicated students we have here at SC4.”

“During her time at SC4, Brittany has developed a standing for her incredibly meticulous illustrations,” added Sarah Flatter, Visual Arts Associate Professor and Graphic Design Program Lead at St. Clair County Community College. “Her illustration for NISOD was inspired by both radial and bilateral typography and considers the importance of an all-inclusive education to create a sense of balance and well-roundedness.” 

NISOD is excited to honor Brittany and her design at its 2017 annual conference, the premier gathering of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff who strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning.

“The intent of our student art contest is to showcase the high caliber of artwork achievable by students at our member colleges,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “The 2018 conference program cover and other collateral materials designed using Brittany’s artwork will remind us all how talented community and technical college students truly are.”

NISOD offers sincere congratulations to Brittany and St. Clair County Community College, and we look forward to showcasing this original artwork at our annual conference.

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (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.” For more information about NISOD, visit

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