Publications Student of the Month #1: June

Publications Student of the Month #1: June

Congratulations to Maria Patricia Mejicano, Miami Dade College - Padrón Campus​, for being recognized as one of the FCSAA Publications Divisions Students of the Month for June! Maria was nominated by her advisor, Emily Sendin.

Here is what we learned about Maria through Ms. Sendin: "Maria Patricia Mejicano has been involved with the layout team since Fall 2019. As an architecture major, her unique and precise visual and spatial abilities have contributed to the volume’s thirteen design. She went from hardly having knowledge of InDesign to becoming one of the lead layout designers for the team. She learned from the layout director and in turn created stunning layouts for the magazine. Her work ethic is impeccable and her ability to calm others in moments of stress is one of the qualities that make her stand out from the rest. With her sweet and calm disposition, she leads quietly and effectively and gets others to cooperate and work in a collegiate atmosphere. Without a doubt, Urbana is fortunate to have Maria Patricia as one of its lead layout designers, and we appreciate and value her creativity and cannot wait to see what she envisions for volume fourteen.

As a new college student, Maria has been involved with different clubs and campus activities. She has worked with the Yes! Club, tending to the Zen Garden and vegetable garden. She has also participated in various beach clean-ups and spread awareness for a more environmentally-friendly style of life. In addition, she has been a math tutor in the Overtown Youth Center where children from underserved communities get additional help in English and math as well as other subjects. Moreover, Maria Patricia has volunteered with Phi Theta Kappa and partnered with non-profit organizations to distribute food for people that need it the most. She prepared, organized, and handed out bags with food to low-income families. Maria is clearly passionate about her community and the natural environment and is an integral member of her campus and the local community."

Again, congratulations to this phenomenal student, Maria Patricia Mejicano, one of our Publications Students of the Month! Thank you Ms. Sendin for nominating this student and your continued support in the FCSAA.