MCC student spins her wheels

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published October 31, 2012


WARREN — The talent of Macomb Community College student Linda Hopkins will cruise the avenue during the St. Clair Shores Harper Charity Cruise next year.

Through a competition held at the college, artwork that the Royal Oak resident designed was chosen as the 2013 Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise’s new logo, which will be used in conjunction with promoting the cruise, scheduled for Aug. 28, 2013.

Hopkins’ logo depicts a red-colored classic car featuring decorative flames, a top hat and a marquee.

“We went to the college and saw that they do a really professional job with a state-of-the-art program,” said Tom Ulrich, Shorewood Kiwanis secretary, in a prepared statement. “The students sit down with people from the industry, and the instructors have high expectations. It guarantees that we get a good job on the logo. Everybody is extremely pleased with the work that’s been done.”

Hopkins, who placed second in last year’s competition, is a former automotive designer.  She received a $1,000 cash prize from the Shorewood Kiwanis, through the sponsorship of Roy O’Brien Ford, and a $1,000 Macomb scholarship.

Amanda Yokley, of Roseville, designed the second-place logo, receiving a $600 cash prize and $600 scholarship. Third-place winner Ryan Conant, of Warren, accepted $400 cash and a $400 scholarship.  The Macomb scholarships are funded by the Donald Foren Fund, which supports the college’s advanced technology and engineering programs, through the Macomb Community College Foundation.