JCJC’s design chosen for State Board for Community College’s new seal
Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 14:21:55
ELLISVILLE – The State Board for Community College (SBCC) chose the logo design of Jones County Junior College’s VP of Marketing, Marlo Dorsey and graphic designer, Gabe Bozeman to represent the state-wide board. The new seal was chosen from the 28 entries in a contest among the 15 community colleges.
“This seal is part of the transition to the new name ‘Mississippi Community College Board.’ The name change was recently approved by the Legislature and takes effect on July 1,” said Kell Smith, public relations/media director for the state board. “We are very grateful and appreciative to Marlo and Gabe for taking time to submit their entry. They did an outstanding job!”
The MCCB staff voted informally on the 28 entries, and recommended the Jones entry. The State Board then officially adopted the same entry.
“This contest gave us the opportunity to participate in a state-wide branding effort. That chance doesn't come along every day,” said Dorsey. “We are truly honored that our concept from Jones was chosen to represent the Mississippi Community College Board. We enjoy working with the College Board staff, and we wish them continued success.”
The “M” on the seal symbolizes Mississippi and the building with the four columns representing the front of our proposed new state headquarters building, as well as our colleges in general. Bozeman said he thought the board was looking for a clean and simple design and was happy to be part of the project.
“We thought this design would fit their needs,” said Bozeman. “We get a lot of appreciation for our work here on campus and in the community, but it is exciting to be acknowledged on a state level and to see our efforts pay off.”