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MIAD Students Utilized Their Creativity to Support Tobacco-Free Campuses

MIAD students tobacco-free posters on display

MIAD student support staff decided to get creative this semester with their SPARK grant funding, which helps college campuses pass tobacco-free policies and educate campus communities that commercial tobacco in all its forms is a threat. Student support staff, instructors, and community partners including the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance worked to create a poster contest for illustration students so that student voices could be heard loud and clear in this project.

There were 118 submissions from students across multiple illustration classes for these three categories: Wisconsin Quitline information posters, PrideFest Smoke-Free area signage, and Milwaukee Riverkeeper community cleanup posters. Community input was used to select first, second, and third places in each category along with honorable mentions. 

To celebrate the work done by the students, the posters were on display in the student union and the winners for each category were announced. Through the partnership with the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, winners were awarded a cash prize as their work will be used in the community.

Pride Fest poster winners: 1st Audra Klotka, 2nd Joelle Turner, 3rd Paige Cosico. Wisconsin Quitline poster winners: 1st Arden Schroeder, 2nd McKenzie Schewe, 3rd Makayla Ryan. Milwaukee Riverkeeper Community Cleanup: 1st Parker Deutsch, 2nd Ivy Greeley, 3rd Andrea Robleto.