Suffolk resident wins award on Chowan College team

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Staff report

A Suffolk resident was among the students of Chowan College’s Krueger School of Graphic Communications who recently took home 17 awards at the Printing Industries of the Carolinas Inc. (PICA) 2004 Student Achievement Awards banquet held in Greensboro, N.C. in January.

Krissy Klijn, of Suffolk, was recognized for &uot;Winnie the Pooh&uot; (screen printing: one color on non-textile.) She was one of eight Chowan students to receive the Award of Excellence, the third place category.

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This was the 38th year of the event, which is the Carolinas’ premier print competition. The Student Achievement Awards are designed to recognize printing excellence in high schools, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges/universities, and are judged by a panel of industry experts. The Twin Oaks Team Inc., a recruiting firm headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has sponsored the awards since 1999.

For the second consecutive year, Chowan College received the &uot;Best of Show,&uot; which is the most coveted award and is sponsored by PICA and The Twin Oaks Team.

Chowan College is a private, liberal arts college that is the second oldest Baptist institution (founded in 1848) of higher learning in North Carolina.

Student enrollment is around 800.

The college offers B.S. and B.A. degrees and is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.