Advertising and Graphic Design Graduate, Instructor Earn Accolades

(July 13, 2022) – Alamance Community College earned recognition recently for the talents of alumni associated with the Advertising and Graphic Design (AGD) program.

Andrew Wassil, a 2022 associate degree graduate, took first place in the T-Shirt Design category at the SkillsUSA National conference in Atlanta, held June 20-24.

Working under the direction of first-year Advertising and Graphic Design instructor Nick Goble, Andrew qualified for the national convention with his first-place finish at the state SkillsUSA convention in Greensboro in April.

“I had never even touched programs like Illustrator and Photoshop before coming to the AGD department,” commented Andrew in a note to his instructors following the win. “I couldn’t have won at nationals without everything I learned from [ACC instructors Erik Perel], Justin Fowler, and Susan Rengle. I’m very glad I chose ACC to study graphic design.”



Andrew Wassil

Andrew Wassil


The t-shirt designed by Andrew Wassil that won first place at SkillsUSA in Atlanta.

The t-shirt designed by Andrew Wassil that won first place at SkillsUSA in Atlanta.

Andrea DeGette

(Above) Andrea DeGette

Andrea DeGette, an Advertising and Graphic Design instructor who teaches videography to Career and College Promise (CCP) students at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, was presented the Media Literacy Teacher Award by the National Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE).

“DeGette is a full-time teacher, award-winning filmmaker, and mother of three children—all of which support her passion for media literacy in education,” reads her bio on the NAMLE website. “DeGette graduated from NYU Film School and Duke University, MA. She has lived and taught in historic Hillsborough, NC since 1994 and works continuously to bring media literacy to students and citizens both locally and globally.”