The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

Student wins Achieving the Dream contest, $500

Brandon Tucker’s photo wowed contest judges and will be hung in the Achieving the Dream national headquarters.
Photo courtesy Brandon Tucker
Brandon Tucker’s photo wowed contest judges and will be hung in the Achieving the Dream national headquarters. Photo courtesy Brandon Tucker

By Kenney Kost/reporter

Work by a TCC student photographer was selected to be presented to board and staff members at the recent Achieving the Dream D.R.E.A.M. 2012 National Conference in Dallas.

Brandon Tucker’s photo depicting a young boy looking at his reflection and seeing a man in academic regalia holding a sign reading “Dream Big” was selected from a pool of student submissions. He will receive a $500 commission for his work.

Brandon Tucker’s photo wowed contest judges and will be hung in the Achieving the Dream national headquarters.
Photo courtesy Brandon Tucker

Nicole Melander, chief technology officer for Achieving the Dream, had contacted staff members from both TCC and the Dallas County Community College District asking them to seek out students who would be willing to submit a piece for review.

“We were blown away by Brandon’s submission. It resonated with us immediately,” Melander said. “The design is inspirational and beautifully conceptualized, and we selected the piece right away before even viewing the remaining submissions.”

Two of Tucker’s five prints went to officers of the Lumina Foundation, one of the principal underwriters of Achieving the Dream.

The remaining prints were presented to Achieving the Dream staff members who, Melander said, were largely responsible for planning the conference.

Katie Loovis, chief operating officer for Achieving the Dream, has also requested a 24-inch-by-36-inch print to hang at Achieving the Dream headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.

Donate to The Collegian

Your donation will support the student journalists of Tarrant County College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Collegian