Five years after sitting as a student in Assistant Professor John O'Connor's graphic design class, U.S. Navy Chief Alan Nugent '07 returned to Radford University to tap the campus pool of design talent.
Nugent, a 13-year veteran who attended RU after a stint in the military and is back on active duty, spoke in O'Connor's graphic design production techniques class recently. Part of his mission was to recruit the students for a logo design contest on behalf of the 2nd Annual "Anchors Aweigh" 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Children's Fun Run to be held June 23 at Rivers Edge on the Greenway in Roanoke.
Student Daniel Burke designed the winning logo, receiving $50 for his efforts, with his original image to be printed on race T-shirts and other promotional materials.
Organized by the Navy Operational Support Center Chief Petty Officer Mess, funds raised at the event will go to the Chief Petty Officers Mess Association. The group offers outreach services, including gifts for retiring chiefs, supplemental funding for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps youth camps and support for Navy families.
"If someone needs help, we're there for them," Nugent said. "Whether it's helping to pay their electric bill or whatever they need, we try to help where we can."