New Resurrection College Prep Logo

 

 

On April 10, 2014 Sister Donna Maria Wolowicki, C.R. announced the approval of an updated logo for Resurrection College Prep High School.  The process of updating the school logo was started in August 2013 and members of the Resurrection community, including alumnae, students, staff, faculty, board members and Sisters of the Resurrection participated in the Logo Advisory Committee.

 

The committee selected Resurrection alumna Maria Gedroc Malo from the Class of 1985 to design the updated logo.  Ms. Gedroc is an adjunct art professor at Concordia University, a freelance graphic designer and a fine artist. The updated logo reflects the heritage, symbolism, motto and values of Resurrection College Prep High School and we are grateful to Maria Gedroc Malo for her beautiful design and generous donation of her time and expertise.  

 

The Symbols and their Meanings:


The Resurrection Banner with the Cross


The oldest symbol used by the school is the Resurrection Banner with the Cross.  This banner is also a major symbol used by the Sisters of the Resurrection, our school’s sponsor, and is central to the Charism of Resurrection religious congregations.  We see the banner imbedded into both internal and external forms:  on the outside wall of our school building, on all previous logo forms, the title of our student newspaper, and referred to in our Alma Mater, the song “Dear Resurrection.”

 

The banner symbolizes Christ’s conquest over darkness as death and the Victory of the Resurrection.  The banner is uplifted and represents our call through education and reflection to conquer darkness and bring new light into our world – the light of Christ’s love and truth.  

 

The banner is represented in a flowing manner in order to demonstrate movement and energy:  our movement as a school community and the life giving quality of the Cross.   

 

The Color Red


The color red has been the traditional color for Resurrection and continues to be the central color of our school community.  Red represents conquest and the fire of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom, Love and Truth.   We celebrate our school spirit when we wear and display the color red.

 

Charity & Truth  


The Resurrection College Prep High School motto “Charity and Truth”
also is included in the updated logo in the traditional Latin, “Caritate et Veritate.” The motto has and continues to be core to the values and philosophy of Resurrection College Prep and is part of the Resurrection approach to education. The motto has been etched into all logos and documents of the school from the very beginning of the school’s founding in 1922. The decision to return to the Latin version of the motto was recommended by the Logo Advisory Committee, particularly by current Resurrection students and younger alumnae who wanted to acknowledge the tradition and academic excellence of Resurrection College Prep High School.

 

By expressing and celebrating the words “Charity and Truth” we acknowledge that God’s love for us is merciful and unfailing.  The truth is that God’s love for us is unconditional and from that love we express God’s love and charity through our own actions.  As the Resurrection community, we believe that God calls us to work together for the resurrection of society, bringing his life and love to all and we represent the Resurrection in this banner.

 

Uses of the Logo


Four variations of the updated logo have been approved for a variety of uses – two vertical and two horizontal versions of the logo to accommodate its many uses.   For permission and guidance regarding logo usage, please contact kheneghan@reshs.org.

 

Logo Standards Guide

 

The Resurrection College Prep High School logo identity standards include the logo-type and its symbol.  The Standards Guide below outlines the fonts and colors as well as the various layouts of the logo to be used officially for branding, marketing, design, digital media and other uses as needed by Resurrection College Prep High School.

 

Download Our Logo Standards Guide

 

Download Logo Approval Form

 

Logo Advisory Committee


Sr. Stephanie Blaszczynski ’55, alumna, Resurrection board member, former Resurrection faculty member and former Resurrection President;

Maddie Dineen ’14, Resurrection art student;

Lindsay Fuhs ’05, alumna and graphic designer;

Kathleen Heneghan ’86 (Committee Chair), alumna and Resurrection Communications Coordinator;

Marya Kanakis ’14, Resurrection art student;

Mike Longo, Resurrection Religious Studies and Chamber Ensemble Teacher;

Carol Marchetti, Resurrection Special Events Coordinator;

Alisa Martorano ’87, alumna and Resurrection Development Director;

Jill Adams McDonough ’80, alumna and marketing and communications professional;

Jen Salerno, Resurrection Fine Arts Department Chair;

Sr. Mary Barbara Sniegowski ’65, alumna and former Resurrection board member; and

Nancy Stachnik ’67, alumna, marketing professional and former Resurrection board member.

 

Thank you to all of the Logo Advisory Committee members, and in a special way to designer Maria Malo Gedroc ’85 for her thoughtful design work and her commitment to Resurrection.