Nossi Student Activities and Marketing Director, Libby Funke Luff, Wins National Award

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

STORY BY LES KERR Libby Funke Luff, Nossi College of Art’s Student Activities and Marketing Director, has received the prestigious Excellence in Student Services Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its accreditation of educational institutions focused on educating students in occupational, trade and technical careers. The award was presented during the group’s Professional Development Conference in Reston, VA. Institutions from across the United States were considered. Nossi College’s All Access program, instituted by Luff, was highlighted in the award presentation. It is designed to help students earn real-world experience while learning their specific disciplines. This increases the potential for firmer footing in the job market after graduation. Instituted in 2012 during the economic recession, the program actively connects students with companies and organizations that utilize their skills in commercial and non-profit projects. From developing logos and promotional support for companies to documenting events in photos and videos, Nossi students began producing real-work visible to the public. “I’m excited that Nossi’s students have been recognized because they work hard to become creative professionals in this competitive job market,” said Luff. “It is their willingness to get involved and to give back to the community by using their creative talents that makes the Nossi All Access program strong.” Thanks to All Access, Nossi College is recognized as a resource by Nashville area businesses and nonprofits with requests for student involvement coming weekly. The…

Alumni Successes: Going the Extra Mile

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Mike Gribble is a creator. He has always been and noticed it especially when he looked back on his experiences and realized he’s been artistic since high school. Each job he landed, he found himself working creatively to complete each task. Even working for Southern Trophy House, he was tasked with designing Advertising Awards for local and national ad agencies. He decided to take control of his life by going back to school and earning his Associate Degree in Interactive Graphic Design. He graduated in the Spring of 2017 and now has other goals to accomplish. How did you get into Graphic Design? Have you always been creative?  I got into graphic design working for Southern Trophy House without even knowing I was doing graphic design. I was engraving and doing sublimation for customers like The Tennessee Titans. Sublimation works by creating a layout then printing it, reversed, on a special heat-resistant paper. The heat-resistant paper is taped to the surface of the item you’re wanting to have sublimated – usually brass or aluminum. It’s then placed under a heat press for 30+ seconds at around 380 degrees when the printed ink turns from liquid to a gas and is transferred onto the material. I would also work on awards, such as the Titans Hall Of Fame, which aired on News Channel 2 and think to myself, “Hey! I did that earlier today!” It was exciting to see something I created on TV every week. That same company had a…

14th Annual Art in the Park

Come out and support your local arts! This annual one-day event hosts a variety of artists and competitions, including Lisa Taylor, a Nossi College of Art instructor. This will be Lisa’s first show with her very own tent, so come on out and check out her latest work. View her work here. Learn more about the event here. 

See You At the Pole

See you at the Pole is coming to Nossi College of Art! On Wednesday, September 27, at 2:10 p.m. students, faculty and staff will meet at the flagpole in front of the school for prayer, scripture reading and worship. See You At the Pole began in 1990 and is on the 4th Wednesday every September. This is an international event that you can share with students across the globe.   This year’s theme verse is Hebrews 12:2. This is an optional event and instructors are asked to time their afternoon break so that students may participate.   Questions – please see Kolleen Longmire.    Photos by Emma Wilson

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