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Baker College of Allen Park Students Give Back to Community ‘Creatively’

October 10, 2013
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Marketing materials benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Students received more than a grade in their spring-quarter design class at Baker College of Allen Park. They also received the joy of giving back to their community because their work will help the Metropolitan Detroit/Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation.

The class of 10 students designed marketing materials that help promote and solicit funds at four key fall fundraising events for the CF Foundation. The materials include invitation packages, sponsorship brochures, event flyers, t-shirts, e-blasts and goody bags, among others.

“These materials have been an enormous help,” said Adrian Laux, development manager at the Metro Detroit CF Foundation. “They help communicate that these events are fun and that donations will be put to good use. Other designers—students and professionals—have helped create our marketing materials on a pro bono basis, but this is our first organized partnership, and the results are fabulous. We are proud to have these materials represent our organization.”

Laux and CF Foundation Development Director Sue Collins-Schroeder met with the class several times and provided weekly feedback as the project progressed.

The students who designed the materials are: Zaneta Alvarez of Wyandotte; Zachary Brendel, Allen Park; Andrea Gronda, Taylor; Stephen Hayes, Dearborn; Rachael Hopson, Oak Park; Johnathon Kaczorowsk, Lincoln Park; Monique Lawrence, Detroit; Nancy Monak, Riverview; Ashley Przygocki, Southgate; and Cassandra Stockdale, Wayne.

The connection between Baker College and the CF Foundation was formed when Charlene Galloway, instructor for Baker’s digital media design associate-degree program, reached out to Laux, inquiring about design opportunities for her class. They had worked together for a previous employer.

“The class is structured similar to a design firm in order to present the same challenges and rewards that students face as design professionals,” Galloway said. “They work as a team to conceptualize, create and execute design schemes and marketing tools for real clients. Grades are dependent on weekly class reports of client feedback and project advancement. Through this process, students learn about the industry and the importance of client interaction.”

Baker’s two-year digital media design program focuses on application of current concepts and technology relating to presentation of information in a creative, organized and effective manner. Graduates with these skills have career choices in areas such as web and graphic design, print production, marketing and communications.

Galloway has taught design classes for more than eight years and admits that the quality of the finished materials and the professionalism of the students assigned to the CF Foundation project surpassed her expectations.

The materials designed by Galloway’s class promote these CF Foundation events:

  • 65 Roses Golf Outing, Sept. 16 in Ann Arbor
  • Cooking for a Cure, Oct. 3 in Saginaw
  • Lansing Wine Opener, Oct. 10 in Bath
  • Run like Hell Halloween 5K, Oct. 26 in Ferndale

Laux recognizes that the materials are now gifts that keep on giving. She and her staff can use them as templates for future recurring events.

The not-for-profit CF Foundation is focused on the development of new drugs to fight CF, improving the quality of life for those with CF, and finding a cure for the disease. Cystic fibrosis affects approximately 30,000 people in the U.S.; 10 million more — or about one in 31 Americans — are carriers of the defective CF gene, but do not have the disease. For information about CF Foundation events, contact the Detroit office at 248.269.8759, detroit@cff.org or www.cff.org/chapters/detroit.

For more information about Baker College of Allen Park’s digital media design program and other programs, contact the admissions office at 313.425.3700 or steven.peterson@baker.edu.

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Baker College of Allen Park Students Give Back to Community ‘Creatively’

October 10, 2013

Marketing materials benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Students received more than a grade in their spring-quarter design class at Baker College of Allen Park. They also received the joy of giving back to their community because their work will help the Metropolitan Detroit/Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation.

The class of 10 students designed marketing materials that help promote and solicit funds at four key fall fundraising events for the CF Foundation. The materials include invitation packages, sponsorship brochures, event flyers, t-shirts, e-blasts and goody bags, among others.

“These materials have been an enormous help,” said Adrian Laux, development manager at the Metro Detroit CF Foundation. “They help communicate that these events are fun and that donations will be put to good use. Other designers—students and professionals—have helped create our marketing materials on a pro bono basis, but this is our first organized partnership, and the results are fabulous. We are proud to have these materials represent our organization.”

Laux and CF Foundation Development Director Sue Collins-Schroeder met with the class several times and provided weekly feedback as the project progressed.

The students who designed the materials are: Zaneta Alvarez of Wyandotte; Zachary Brendel, Allen Park; Andrea Gronda, Taylor; Stephen Hayes, Dearborn; Rachael Hopson, Oak Park; Johnathon Kaczorowsk, Lincoln Park; Monique Lawrence, Detroit; Nancy Monak, Riverview; Ashley Przygocki, Southgate; and Cassandra Stockdale, Wayne.

The connection between Baker College and the CF Foundation was formed when Charlene Galloway, instructor for Baker’s digital media design associate-degree program, reached out to Laux, inquiring about design opportunities for her class. They had worked together for a previous employer.

“The class is structured similar to a design firm in order to present the same challenges and rewards that students face as design professionals,” Galloway said. “They work as a team to conceptualize, create and execute design schemes and marketing tools for real clients. Grades are dependent on weekly class reports of client feedback and project advancement. Through this process, students learn about the industry and the importance of client interaction.”

Baker’s two-year digital media design program focuses on application of current concepts and technology relating to presentation of information in a creative, organized and effective manner. Graduates with these skills have career choices in areas such as web and graphic design, print production, marketing and communications.

Galloway has taught design classes for more than eight years and admits that the quality of the finished materials and the professionalism of the students assigned to the CF Foundation project surpassed her expectations.

The materials designed by Galloway’s class promote these CF Foundation events:

  • 65 Roses Golf Outing, Sept. 16 in Ann Arbor
  • Cooking for a Cure, Oct. 3 in Saginaw
  • Lansing Wine Opener, Oct. 10 in Bath
  • Run like Hell Halloween 5K, Oct. 26 in Ferndale

Laux recognizes that the materials are now gifts that keep on giving. She and her staff can use them as templates for future recurring events.

The not-for-profit CF Foundation is focused on the development of new drugs to fight CF, improving the quality of life for those with CF, and finding a cure for the disease. Cystic fibrosis affects approximately 30,000 people in the U.S.; 10 million more — or about one in 31 Americans — are carriers of the defective CF gene, but do not have the disease. For information about CF Foundation events, contact the Detroit office at 248.269.8759, detroit@cff.org or www.cff.org/chapters/detroit.

For more information about Baker College of Allen Park’s digital media design program and other programs, contact the admissions office at 313.425.3700 or steven.peterson@baker.edu.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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