All three winners of the GAERF 2012 Student Design Competition, secondary school level, were taught by Sally Salkowski. Pat Klarecki, a professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, said of Salkowski, "She is a graduate of Ferris State University graphic design program. She has taken that focus and applied it to the program at Careerline Tech Center. A number of her students go on to attend Ferris State and its great for them to have that sense of designing for a customer. Sally is a great teacher."