A Butte college student created a keyring fob for sexual assault awareness

Posted at 12:09 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 14:09:08-04

(BUTTE) Highlands College sophomore Chandler Hawley designed and created a keyring fob that is designed to get out an important message about sexual assault awareness on campus.

“It’s pretty good, actually it’s my first big project and I feel pretty accomplished,” said Hawley.

Campus officials went to this 22-year-old drafting student from Billings to design the fob with the "frontstander" message.

He replicated the logo design and is having about 300 made with 3-D printers on the Butte campus.

“Design to production is not an easy task. It takes a special type of person and Chandler  has far exceeded the expectation,” said instructor Becky Morris.

“It was about the sixth or the seventh attempt, it was a bit frustrating at first, not being able to get the hand in the correct position it needed to be, or the Montana Tech logo to be oriented and centered right,” Hawley said.

Morris added, “I think it’s great, he’s made a model that they are going to be using for a long time.”

And the message is one they hope Highlands and Montana Tech students will use to be proactive against sexual assault.

“Frontstander is the hand symbol, you know, ‘Enough is enough, back off,’” Morris said.