Tom McMillan Foundation to Present 3rd Annual McMillan Award at Seybold Boston
Friday, March 09, 2001
BOSTON (Seybold) -- March 8, 2001 -- The Tom McMillan Foundation will present its 3rd Annual Tom McMillan Award for Editorial Excellence at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 11 at this year's Seybold Seminars Boston conference and exposition. Nominations will be accepted in early March from public relations professionals serving the graphic arts community. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 10:15 am. Tom McMillan was Chief Editor of Electronic Publishing for seven years and invested more than 15 years as a writer and magazine editor specializing in electronic publishing and computer graphics technology. He was diagnosed early in 1998 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which he fought until his death the following year at age 47. The Foundation was formed in 1999 to support Tom in his fight against ALS. Ongoing support comes from founding members who continue to raise awareness for this debilitating and incurable disease in addition by presenting an annual editorial excellence award in Tom's name to an industry journalist. McMillan received the first Award for Editorial Excellence at Seybold Boston in February of 1999, before his death in July. In 2000, Stephen Edwards of Seybold Publications was voted overwhelmingly as the second recipient of the McMillan Award. In addition to the awards ceremony, the Foundation funds an industry scholarship, established with the help of the National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts (a division of GATF) to aid students pursuing a career in the graphic arts. Interested parties can support the NSTF by sending a check to: National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts c/o Tom McMillan Foundation Attn: Kristin Winkowski 200 Deer Run Road Sewickley PA 15143 Donations via credit card may be made by calling NSTF at 800-910-GATF x309.