Congratulations to Wolfang Rugeles (Miami Dade College - Eduardo J. Padron Campus) for being selected as the second of two FCSAA Publications Division Students of the Month for April! Wolfang was nominated by his advisor, Emily Sendin.
Here is what Emily told us about Wolfang: "I knew Wolfang was special when within days of joining the staff he had revamped the Urbana logo. Thanks to his initiative, by early October 2019, we were already exploring cover options. Every time we discussed a new idea, Wolfang immediately executed it. Not only did he show this kind of leadership in every meeting, but he also designed and printed our Urbana t-shirts. Wolfang has been a notable staff member in the layout team due to his significant contribution to his peers, helping them to complete their tasks in the most efficient way and tutoring them to use programs such as Indesign and Photoshop. He has also created three-dimensional representations of the magazine to facilitate decision making and create a clear visual image of the future of volume 13.
Wolfang has also been an engaged member of the Padrón Campus community. As Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) member, he has collaborated in the creation of the Solar Panel Cell Phone Charging Station project for ESW by reaching out to vendors' connections to find affordable materials and creating the blueprints and designs for this project (2-D and 3-D). Due to his participation, he has been selected as president for ESW in the year 2020 - 2021. Wolfang has also taken leadership roles in the VEX initiative with the alliance of IEEE by representing his club in the high school and middle school competitions. By being a representative for his club, his goal is to create a new college team and compete in regional and national tournaments. Wolfang also created the hoodies for the first-year students of the Padrón Campus Honors College. This nomination has been a long time coming, and it is a reflection of his peers' recognition of the work ethic and creativity Wolfang pours into the magazine."
What an incredible student! Congratulations to Wolfang Rugeles, one of our Publications Students of the Month! Thank you to Ms. Sendin for nominating Wolfang for this award.