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Montgomery County
Community College
West Campus (Pottstown, PA) 
 

Computer Graphics I (West) 
Instructor :  Gail D. McVicker

Q:  Why take this course?
A:    Because it's exciting to combine creativity and technology.
          Students will learn what's current in the Computer Graphics world through presentations, step-by-step demonstrations, various media resources and diverse learning experiences. 
           Students will create projects based on their own ideas using skills mastered from the most updated versions of drawing, photograph-manipulation and desktop publishing software packages.
 

 
Instructor:  Gail D. McVicker
Professional highlights

  • Create award winning publications from original concept to camera ready status
  • Award winning training, photography, writing, editing, layout design and desktop publishing skills
  • Feature writer and photojournalism covering research, organization, analysis, interviewing and layout design
  • Desktop Publisher utilizing PageMaker 6.5, Photoshop 6.0, Freehand 9.0, Microsoft Word, Windows 98, Scanner, Illustrator 9, digital video, digital photography, Internet, Web page creation, etc.

  • Publication/PR consultant to business, industry, education, art and nonprofit organizations
Professional Expertise

Creativity

  • Produced award-winning newsletters, brochures and miscellaneous publications 
  • Professional photography skills; videography
  • Advanced desktop publishing skills 
  • Award-winning layout design skills 
Management and Innovation
  • Designed and conducted workshops, seminars and presentations. Also training curriculum. 
  • Taught communication and media courses at university level 
  • Organized and administered news communication network within an organization 
Marketing
  • Initiated and maintain constant, cost-free print and broadcasting coverage 
  • Educated consumer as to services provided by an organization 
  • Communicated excellence of an organization through publications 
  • Transformed institution image via publications and public relations activity 
  • Aggressive in communicating positive achievements of an organization 
Employment History
  • Instructor in Computer Graphics at Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA 
  • Job Readiness Facilitator, Chester County Opportunities industrialization Center (OIC), West Chester, PA 
  • Editor, writer, layout designer and photographer for a software reselling corporation. 
  • Editor, writer, photographer and desktop publisher for PECO's Limerick Generating Plant, Limerick , PA 
  • Photography Instructor at Delaware County Community College
  • Editor and Director of Community Relations, Twin Valley School District, Elverson, PA 
  • Field Representative for Temple University in Vocational Education. Also public relations. 
  • Media Coordinator, consultant and instructor, Western Montgomery Center for Technology, Limerick PA 
  • Coordinator of Photographic Services, West Chester State College
  • Social Studies Teacher in NY State
  • Freelance photographer, feature writer and photojournalist, desktop publisher and educator 
Education
  • MJ in Journalism, concentration Photojournalism, Temple University
  • MS in Media Technology, West Chester State College
  • BA in History and Education, Syracuse University 
  • Certification in Secondary Social Studies and Media Technology 
  • Numerous software and Internet courses and workshops 
Professional Organizations

Internation Business Communicators Association, National Press Photography Association, International Freelance Photographers Association, American Association of University Women, Association for Educational Communications Technology, Kappa Delta Pi, National School Public Relations Association, Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education, and Women in Communications