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Vince Halsey Wins 19th Annual Harvard University Pow Wow Design Contest

The Cazenovia College senior’s work will be featured in the event’s promotional materials
Vince Halsey and his award-winning art
Cazenovia, N.Y. (April 24, 2014) – The 19th Annual Harvard University Pow Wow will feature Cazenovia College senior Vince Halsey’s designs in its promotional materials. Halsey, a visual communications/graphic design major from Oneida, N.Y., and member of the Oneida Nation, was the winning designer in a nationwide contest that sought artwork for print materials, social media and apparel.
The Pow Wow, scheduled for May 3, 2014, on Radcliffe Yard at Harvard University’s campus, will bring together Alaska Native, Native American and Native Hawaiian students and individuals in the Harvard community. Event attendees will get to view Halsey’s turtle-inspired design (see attached photo).
“I chose the turtle because it symbolizes the Earth in the native culture,” says Halsey. “It has almost a universal meaning among many native tribes.”
For more information on the event and to view Halsey’s designs, visit
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit