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Stockton University Students Develop New Logo for Prominent Cannabis Association

NJCTA Selects Winning Design and Rewards Stockton University Student Designers

Caption: Pictured, from left: Rob Mejia, cannabis studies teaching specialist, Stockton University; Lord’Kala Dawson, student, Stockton University; Sarahann Schreiber, student, Stockton University; Michael McQueeny, general counsel, New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association.

Galloway, N.J. (November 2, 2022) Thanks to the ingenuity and skill of Stockton University students, the New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association (NJCTA) has a new logo.

The new logo design was unveiled at Stockton University’s Cannabis Career Fair & Business Expo, with representatives from NJCTA kicking off the event by recognizing senior year students Sarahann Schreiber of Estell Manor and Lord’Kala Dawson of Trenton for their vision and creativity. NJCTA presented each student with checks for winning the association’s new logo contest, which was held with the support of the university.

“All designs submitted by the students at Stockton University were impressive, but we gravitated toward the designs submitted by Sarahann and Lord’Kala and decided to combine their looks into one, unique design,” explained Bryan Murray, vice president, NJCTA, and executive vice president of government relations, Acreage Holdings.

“The NJCTA is proud to use a logo that was conceptualized by the creative minds of Stockton University students. Their work demonstrates how the cannabis industry continues to create professional opportunities for New Jersey,” Murray added.

Schreiber and Dawson were among 16 students who submitted designs to the NJCTA review committee. As co-honorees of the contest’s winning design, Schreiber and Dawson each received $1,125, while the third-place designer, Amy Kaszuba, received $250.

Participation in the contest was exclusive to Stockton University students and was organized by Rob Mejia, a cannabis studies teaching specialist who plays a lead role in Stockton University’s Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative (CHRIS).

"When I heard that there was an opportunity for the creation of a new NJCTA logo, I thought this could be a perfect opportunity for our creative Stockton students. I often see impressive examples of their artwork and graphic designs in the hallways on campus and knew they could apply that creativity and expertise to a new logo,” said Mejia.


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