PRESS RELEASE: NISOD Announces 2019 Student Graphic Design Winner


For Immediate Release

NISOD Announces 2019 Student Graphic Design Winner

Austin, Texas, May 28, 2019 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) announced that Cody Brenner, a student at Tyler Junior College, is the winner of the 2019 Student Graphic Design Contest.

As the winning student artist, Cody received $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 2019 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, held May 25-28, in Austin, Texas.

NISOD formally honored Cody with a grand unveiling of his design during the conference. Additionally, NISOD will showcase Cody’s winning design on all promotional materials related to NISOD’s 2020 conference, including the front cover of the conference program. Cody’s college, Tyler Junior College, will receive a complimentary 2019-2020 NISOD membership.

“Cody has exceptional skills and has created wonderful design throughout his time here. I’m thrilled that one of our students’ designs won this competition. This was our first time to submit, and all six of the submitted designs were great,” added Rebecca Stewart, Professor and Coordinator of Visual Communications at Tyler Junior College. She continued, “I’m very proud of Cody and his design because it is in line with the NISOD requirements and includes the ‘education’ component they were looking for.”

“We thank all of the students who participated in this year’s Student Graphic Design Contest,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “There were so many great entries submitted this year that it was difficult for the judges to select only one.”

NISOD offers sincere congratulations to Cody and Tyler Junior College, and we look forward to showcasing this original artwork at our annual conference. For more information about NISOD’s Student Graphic Design Contest, visit

NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a 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.”

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Cody’s winning design.