MCC Student's Photo Appears in Deaf Life Magazine

Rosemary Edwards

Rosemary Edwards, of Wonder Lake, loves to express her creativity through photography and design and she returned to college two years ago to pursue her lifelong passion of photography. As the married mother of two college-age sons, who also attend MCC, Edwards is working toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in graphic arts.

She recently had one of her digital photographs, “Chained,” selected for the March issue of Deaf Life magazine. The photograph, taken on a scanner, shows her clasped hands wrapped in a chain to symbolize the struggle against audism—a coined term that for discrimination on the basis of disability.

Edwards is deaf and attends classes with the aid of sign language interpreters, through MCC’s Access and Disability Department. Her excellent grades and good standing has qualified her for memberships in both the National Technical Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

“My experience with MCC has been good for me,” she wrote in an email.  “I was able to learn so many things in graphic design and photography. I felt that I improved in my artistic skill in many different ways. Going back to school re-sparked my passion in art (photography and computer art). When I first started at MCC, I had no clue on how to use Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and others. Now, after many classes, I have improved my skills, thanks to some of my teachers who had patience with me.”

After she graduates with her Associate in Applied Science degree in graphic arts in December 2016, she plans to pursue a career as a freelance designer and photographer.

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