Mountain Empire Community College

Communicating countless possibilities.

Mountain Empire Community College, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, is a powerful place. Its power transforms a workforce, a community, and an economy. Big Stone Gap is coal country. When coal went away and unemployment arrived, MECC was there to meet the challenge. The college ramped up skills-based job training with direct communication to regional healthcare, business, and industry to get students of all ages and backgrounds trained (or retrained) and job ready.

Dr. Amy Greear
Vice President of Institutional Advancement/Executive Director MECC Foundation

Mountain Empire Community College

“Hillhouse Creative has provided MECC with graphic design services that reflect the college’s professionalism and commitment to students. I depend on Hillhouse to constantly improve our professional branding and marketing efforts and they always deliver. “

Hillhouse Creative has assisted with student recruitment materials, course information collateral, campaign themes, photography, and whatever the communications department needed to leverage their message and expertise. 

Since 2013 when Hillhouse Creative prepared its first “Your Place to Begin” display, poster, and viewbook, the College has continued its mission to ensure an educated population and globally competitive workforce in its service region. 


  • Brand Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Promotional Products