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MDC Student and Aspiring Artist Wins Logo Contest at Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s Annual Conference

FCHC '11 Logo Contest Winner - GLombardi-alt

MDC graduate Gian Lombardi beat out dozens of college students with this winning submission in Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s 2011 Logo Contest.

Miami, June 8, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) student and aspiring visual artist Gian Lombardi beat out dozens of honors college students from throughout the state this past spring when he was named the winner of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s (FCHC) Logo Contest. FCHC’s Logo Contest was open to honors students from two-and four-year public and private Florida colleges and universities. 

Lombardi’s logo submission, which featured black wings with a gold armor plate bearing the organization’s full name, received a final vote of approval by attendees at FCHC’s annual conference, who were given the chance to participate in the judging process.

For winning the competition, Lombardi received an award plate with his name on it and a $200 cash prize. A recent graduate of the Honors College at MDC, Lombardi received an Associate in Arts degree in May and will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design to study visual effects this coming fall. His goal is to work in the film industry. 

The FCHC is a professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges in Florida. 

It is closely associated with the Southern Regional Honors Council and the National Collegiate Honors Council.

It’s mission is to provide a forum for sharing information about and improving the quality of honors programs; provide students with greater opportunities for intercollegiate honors program activities; collaborate with the regional and national organizations which have similar goals; encourage articulation and collaborative programming between honors programs at associate and baccalaureate institutions; and to increase the public and private awareness of and fiscal commitment to honors programs and projects. 

For more information about the Honors College at MDC, visit  or call the Dean’s office at 305-237-7077. To learn more about the Florida Collegiate Honors Council, visit

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