Christa Nuckols is a 2000 graduate of the printing management and technology program at WVU Tech. She discovered her interest in printing during high school where she had the opportunity to work on the school’s newspaper and yearbook. Christa pursued her interest in print through college, and she currently serves as Vice President of Operational Excellence for Drummond, a managed print services company in Atlanta, Georgia.
When thinking back on her time at Tech, Christa remembers Dr. Nuckols being key to her choosing to attend the university.
“Not only did the printing program offer me the opportunity to find a job placement after graduation, but it was the chairman of the department, Dr. Nuckols, who sold me on the program during my tour,” she said.
As a student, Christa was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, Pi Alpha Psi Printing fraternity, SHRM and Newspaper Design. She also played all four years on the women’s tennis team.
Upon graduating, Christa was hired by a fellow alumnus to work for a packaging printing company in South Carolina. In 2007, she accepted a client services position with Drummond, where she worked her way up through the company to her current position as VP of Operational Excellence.
Her passion for print is what has driven her career.
“I love the print process. Starting with the concept from the client to the development of the design to the final product. Consumers see a really cool product but knowing what it took to make that product is the part that I love,” she said.
She also pushes back against those who say print is dead.
“Often people ask if I am worried about the future of print. My response is always no. Print is not dead, it is just changing. Everything you touch is printed,” she said.
In her spare time, Christa enjoys winter skiing, volunteering and spending time with her family. She currently serves on the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia board and is a member of the GFWC Florida Junior Executive Committee, where she serves as the Vice President of Junior Clubs.