Carroll Community College Announces Kristen Landsman Wins Student Holiday Card Contest

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Chief Communications Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Westminster, Md., December 20, 2019— Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces Kristen Landsman’s skillfully rendered artwork portraying two children sledding in the snow was selected for the front of Carroll’s 2019 Holiday Card.

Landsman, a third semester visual arts major, lives in Westminster and is a 2018 graduate of Delone Catholic High School. She expects to graduate from Carroll in Fall 2020 and transfer to MICA or similar college to pursue a career in art. Landsman is the first student to win the contest in consecutive years.

“My artwork was inspired by the many times during my childhood when I would go sledding with my brother and cousins over the holidays,” said Landsman. “We shared a lot of laughs. Those moments are some of my fondest memories.”

“The candidate pool for the 2019 Holiday Card contest was exceptional. Kristen’s submission stood above the others again this year,” stated Dr. James D. Ball, President of Carroll Community College. “Kristen is very talented and deserving, and she thoughtfully conveyed the ‘May Laughter Brighten your Holiday Season’ theme in her artwork. I couldn’t be more proud of Kristen, and I’m delighted to showcase her artwork with the College’s friends, students, employees and retirees.”




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