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Scottsdale Community College Receives Kagy Award of Excellence

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Scottsdale Community College, a part of the Maricopa Community College System in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been honored with the 2012 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence for its dedication to helping students achieve rewarding careers in the graphic communications industry.

Scottsdale Community College has more than 13,000 students with over 100 in the Graphic Design Occupational Program. The curriculum offered is a comprehensive blend of traditional ideas and classic theory, reflective of today's multimedia environment.

Peggy Deal, program chair, Scottsdale Community College, said, "the faculty and industry volunteers in the Graphic Design degree program have created more than a curriculum. We have built a community dedicated to helping creative people succeed in rewarding careers within the graphic communications industry."

The college is led by an enthusiastic team of industry specialists with courses covering software instruction, design essentials, color theory and management, history of graphic design, typography, digital imagery, Web design, social media marketing, and modern prepress.

This year's Kagy Award will be presented at Printing Industries of America's Fall Administrative Meetings, November 9–11, 2012, in Spokane, WA. This forum hosts an impressive audience of industry leaders, including boards of directors and committee members from Printing Industries of America, its Ben Franklin Honor Society, and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).

For more information about the Awards Programs at Printing Industries of America, visit printing.org/awards, or contact Michael Packard, program manager, at mpackard@printing.org.


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