Three MCC Graphic Design Students Win PINE Awards

MANCHESTER, Conn. (May 2, 2019) – Three Manchester Community College students in the Graphic Design program won 2019 Printing Industries of New England (PINE) awards. The students — Adam Thompson, of Wethersfield; Michelle Woodhouse, of Glastonbury; and Nicholas Munroe, of Wethersfield — were honored at the PINE Industry Awards Gala on April 11 at the Burlington Marriott in Massachusetts.

Thompson’s powerful piece, “Special Message Poster for Gun Shooting Florida Gaming Conference: We All Want Peace,” was created to draw attention to gun violence, specifically referencing the August 26, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida, shooting at a video game conference.

Woodhouse created a poster to help promote MCC Foundation’s Evening of Fine Food and Friends signature fundraiser for MCC student scholarships and programs, which was held at the college on April 26.

Munroe also created an Evening of Fine Food and Friends piece, as well as a second piece on the theme of gun violence, “Special Message for Gun Shooting: How Much More Can We Afford to Mourn?”

PINE Awards recognize outstanding pieces of graphic design, can lead to scholarship opportunities for students and help build professional credentials.

For more information on MCC’s Graphic Design program, visit or contact Maura O’Connor, 860-512-2692 or email