In addition to class work, graphic design students run a campus design organization, Design Associates (DA), and a student chapter of AIGA. Student and faculty regularly travel to Raleigh to attend AIGA Raleigh meetings and events. Along with the DA and AIGA, students participate in the School of Art & Design student organizations, Visual Arts Forum (VAF) and Graduate Arts Forum (GAF). The student organizations organize and fund our visiting artists program. In recent years, designer/poster artist James Victore, letterpress printers Jim Sherraden (of Hatch Show Print) and Amos Kennedy, art director Patrick Flynn, and illustrators Sue Coe, David McLimans, and Kyle Webster have given talks and done workshops. We are also often joined by ECU's illustrious graphic design alumni.