Mississippi College

Journey for Life Logo Winner is MC Student Kyle Hancock

April 28, 2009

Graphic design major Kyle Hancock says he's using his God-given talents for God's glory as he approaches his senior year at Mississippi College.

A 21-year-old Macon resident , Hancock is the winner of a new contest to produce a logo for the MC theme "The Journey for Life: Walking with the Lord" that integrates faith and learning across the Clinton campus.

"The main theme behind the logo design is that there are many pathways in life, but there is only one true pathway," Hancock said Monday. "The main footprints are supposed to be the footprints of Christ in which we should follow each and every day."

The theme at Baptist-affiliated MC helps to highlight the commitment the 183-year-old university has to spark the development of individuals along the journey. Beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year, a theme brochure highlights the opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved in service projects and a series of events to live out their God-given destiny.

A committee consisting of faculty, staff and students recently judged the designs submitted to Tracey Harrison, the MC public relations director. Harrison and Beth Stapleton, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, were among those on the team making the final selection. Panel members didn't know the names of the students before making their choice.

Entries were submitted prior to an April 17 deadline. A cash prize of $250 was awarded for the best design, matching logo and theme. The students' finished artwork was submitted in a digital format.

The MC theme "The Journey for Life: Walking with the Lord" is taken from Proverbs 3:5-6. It encourages the MC family to follow the admonition to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."

In Hancock, a 2006 graduate of Central Academy, the judges obviously selected an MC junior who's got a real heart for service. Hancock works as a youth assistant at Wynndale Baptist Church in Terry in Hinds County. The Mississippian would like to become a full-time graphic designer at a church or a Christian organization. He wants to continue to work with youth.

Year-round, MC students stay involved in scores of service projects−from care for the elderly to tutoring Clinton children.

For more information on the MC theme "The Journey for Life: Walking with the Lord" contact Eric Pratt, vice president for Christian Development and chair of MC's Faith and Learning Committee at epratt@mc.edu or 601.925.3235.

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