VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver students from the Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Program have launched a website for the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington on June 16. The website was produced during the Senior Seminar in spring 2009. The website was designed to provide the public with general information about the organization and to develop interest and support from the community.
Students involved in the production of the website include Ben Hook, project manager; Andrew Espana, lead designer; Christie Hougham and Melissa Vik, content strategists; and Jeremy Harget, programmer. Kyle Ralston produced the video for the Teen Club.
The new design of the Boys & Girls Club website replaces an institutional template the organization has been using for the past several years. Visit the new site at http://www.mybgc.org/
The DTC Program’s Senior Seminar enhances students’ preparation for either professional jobs or graduate school by providing a learning environment where they can apply the theory and practice they’ve learned in their classes. Students work in teams to produce digital media for non-profit organizations in Southwest Washington. Previous projects include websites for Living in Clark County, the Columbia River Economic Development Council and At Home At School; videos for the Bonneville Lock and Dam, Vida’s Ark and the Council of the Homeless; and animations for the Clark County Fire Department.