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Four Teams from Cal Poly Received Awards at IoPP Ameristar Student Packaging Awards Competition.













Over the past year our students have been very successful both on and off campus. Here are some highlights and links to our students’ awards and ventures.

Four Teams from Cal Poly Place at IoPP Ameristar Student Packaging Awards Competition 

IoPP Student Design Competition

Four teams of Cal Poly students, including students from the graphic design concentration, took home first-, second- and third-place awards and an honorable mention in the 2016 Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Ameristar Student Packaging Awards Competition. The interdisciplinary teams combined industrial technology and packaging students with art and design students to create packaging solutions for a variety of consumer needs. The students were mentored by Art and Design professor Mary LaPorte and Industrial Technology and Packaging professors Javier de la Fuente and Irene Carbonell.  

Team from Cal Poly Earns First Place at 48-Hour Repack Competition

48-Hour Repack

An interdisciplinary team of three Cal Poly students, including Samuel Baber (graphic design), took first-place in the 2016 48 Hour Repack, a national student packaging design challenge presented by the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ Southeast Chapter. For the final round of competition in March, the team traveled to Atlanta, Ga., where they were awarded $3,000.  

Gabby Pajo Applying Art & Design Skills for Cal Poly Open House

Gabby Pajo (photography and video), is applying the skills she learned in her Art and Design Department coursework to creating graphics, photography and video for New Student and Transition Programs (NSTP) at Cal Poly. Pajo was featured in the fall 2016 issue of Cal Poly Magazine


Amy Loschiavo Receives Outstanding Senior Award from CLA

Amy Loschiavo

Amy Loschiavo (studio art), pictured right, received an Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Liberal Arts. Loschiavo graduated in spring 2016 and is working on her M.A. in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University. 

In addition, Tenney Rizzo (studio art) was recognized for Excellence in Original Work as part of the Cal Poly Arts Awards in spring 2016.  




Kelli Chollar Earns Second Place in GAERF Competition

Kelli Chollar, GAERF Competition

Kelli Chollar (graphic design) took second place, with an award of $1,500, in the 2016 Graphic Art Education Research Foundation (GAERF) student design competition.  The competition was part of the lab curriculum for GRC 203 (Digital File Preparation and Workflow), an approved elective in the Department of Graphic Communications, which was taught by Colleen Larkin Twomey. 

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