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SAA Celebrates Grand Opening Success

The School of Advertising Art (SAA), a nationally recognized college for graphic design, wrapped up a two-day celebration of its …
The School of Advertising Art (SAA), a nationally recognized college for graphic design, wrapped up a two-day celebration of its newly expanded campus this past Saturday, March 3, 2018. The weekend included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the announcement of SAA’s latest strategic initiative: On July 20, 2018, the college will officially change its name to The Modern College of Design.

An estimated 650 guests participated in the college’s grand opening celebrations, including many elected officials.

Elected officials present for SAA’s ribbon ceremony included: Marty Heide representing Congressman Mike Turner, State Representative Niraj Antani, County Commissioner Judy Dodge, Kettering Vice Mayor Bill Lautar, Kettering City Council Members Rob Scott, Tony Klepacz and Bruce Duke, and Miami Twp. Trustee and current candidate for Montgomery County Commission Doug Barry.

Kettering Vice Mayor Lautar spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony, commenting on the significant influence the college has on the local community and congratulating SAA on its newly expanded campus.

Holly Allen, director of marketing and communications for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, was also a featured speaker at SAA’s ribbon cutting. She expressed her congratulations to the college and discussed SAA’s impact on the region.

SAA’s grand opening weekend included industry professionals, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. The college would like to extend its appreciation to all those who participated in the weekend’s festivities.

To take a look at SAA’s transformation to The Modern College of Design in Summer 2018, visit www.saa.edu/the-modern/.

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