Mohawk Valley Community College student Nicholas Phelps of Utica was named a winner of the 2018-19 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, which showcases work by student artists from across SUNY’s 64 campuses.

Phelps, a Photography major, won for his piece, “Virgin River at Angel’s Landing,” which will be on display at the State University Plaza in Albany through mid-December. Phelps also received a $1,000 scholarship. He will be honored at the June 25 reception and awards ceremony hosted by SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson at SUNY System Administration in Albany.

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Art Department offers programs in Digital Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Marketing and Management, and Photography. The department strives to provide students with tools in visual literacy, hands-on technical skills, and a strong background in theoretical and historical knowledge. For more information, visit www.mvcc.edu/artd.

Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.

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