Cazenovia College Students Design Christmas Cards for Volunteer Organization

One of three winning cards designed by Newfane student

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Left to right: Katie McCutcheon, Paul Roberts, of Newfane, N.Y., and instructor Dan Salamida showing Courtenay Chambers' design.

CAZENOVIA, NY (12/18/2012)(readMedia)-- Paul Roberts, of Newfane, N.Y., a junior visual communications major, was one of the students in Dan Salamida's Illustration Class at Cazenovia College who designed holiday cards for CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Seniors) to send to people who volunteer for the CRIS-CAT program, a transportation program in the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner areas for those over 55 who are no longer able to drive. CRIS-CAT has over 50 volunteer drivers who drive area residents to doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, hairdressing appointments and events. Roberts' design was one of three students whose card was chosen to be printed.

CRIS Director Bonnie Slocum said, "We sincerely appreciate the willingness of Laurie Selleck [professor of visual communications] to suggest this project to Dan Salamida for the Illustration students. The CRIS Board thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the submissions. Three cards will be produced from designs by Paul Roberts, Courtenay Chambers and Katie McCutcheon, and the winning students received Caz Bucks certificates to spend in Cazenovia stores."

Photo: Left to right: Katie McCutcheon, of Annandale, N.J., a sophomore visual communications major specializing in illustration and animation; Paul Roberts, of Newfane, N.Y., a junior visual communications major; and Dan Salamida, instructor, holding the winning design by Courtenay Chambers, of Jefferson, N.Y., who is a sophomore majoring in visual communications, specializing in advertising design and graphic design.

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Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit

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