Student Profile – by R. Dillion, Class of 2019
When it comes to community efforts, recycling and trash collection is a major issue that comes to mind, and with it, awareness of the problem. Computer Graphic Arts student Kylie Cornette has helped the Salem County Improvement Authority (SClA) come up with a solution.
Kylie grew up in Pennsville, graduating from Pennsville Memorial High School in 2017. She is not the only person in her family to attend SCC, her older brother, Jarred Cornette, graduated in December 2017. While attending SCC, Kylie has received the Nick Mower Scholarship, the Graphic Design in Multimedia Technology Scholarship, along with the School Counts! Scholarship.
Working closely with Florence Beckett, the Salem County Recycling Coordinator with the SClA, Kylie meticulously designed and redesigned a flier that was sent to every resident In Salem County. “The purpose of this flier is to get the community more involved and informed about recycling,” Kylie said.
Kylie began working alongside Ms. Beckett through her advisor, Assistant Professor Jenna Lucente. Kylie described the design process: “It was a faster process than I thought it would be. It was hard mostly communicating through email, but we were able to meet in person on a couple of occasions.” ‘
The process of working with others and designing a pamphlet seen by thousands is an experience that would allow anyone to grow. “It has helped me develop a better method for breaking down the different parts of a project,” Kylie illustrated, “and getting it done as efficiently as possible.”
Said Ms. Beckett, “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kylie and the Improvement Authority looks forward to future projects with SCC students.”
The flier has two-column layout, featuring the colors forest green and fire-truck red. The poster describes the correct way to recycle, stating on one side to recycle cardboard, plastic bottles and metals cans, and on the other, to not recycle hangers, motor oil, and plastic bags. The back of the flier listed contact information, and where to put recycled items in Salem County, along with days in which items can be brought to the Improvement Authority facilities.
With her talent in art and design, it is no wonder that she was the right person for the job. Kylie also had her own purposes in designing this flier. “My own personal goal was to relay the message as simply as possible without cluttering the space,” she said.
Kylie will continue her education at Wilmington University, where she plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in digital publishing.
Her message to prospective students: “Remember deadlines and ask questions!”