Pittsburgh, Pa., February 22, 2002— The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) has issued a call for nominations for the Education Awards of Excellence.
These annual awards are presented to one industry representative and to one academic representative who have each made outstanding contributions to graphic arts education and/or training, according to the following guidelines:
* A distinguished educational service was provided as a direct result of the individual’s leadership;
* A special education or training program can be attributed to the individual’s efforts;
* An individual exemplified a special display of leadership in a community or on a national level; and,
* A special educational or training accomplishment can be attributed to the individual.
Any national or local organization may nominate individuals who meet one or more of the above guidelines, or who are involved in an appropriate, unique situation or contribution that falls outside of the guidelines. It is not necessary to be a member of GATF to nominate or be nominated for the award. Nominations must be postmarked by May 31, 2002.
Last year’s recipient of the Education Awards of Excellence for an academic representative was Gary Walton, co-chair of the Graphic/Flexographic Communications Program at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College in Ohio, and was nominated by Multi-Craft Litho in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2001 industry representative was James F. Hopkins, president of Hopkins Printing, Columbus, Ohio, and was nominated by the Printing Industry Association of Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).
A committee comprised of noted industry and education leaders will make the final award selections. Recipients will be honored at the 2002 PIA/GATF Administrative Meetings. Next scheduled for November 14–17, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana, this forum hosts an impressive audience of industry leaders including boards of directors and committee members for GATF and its Society of Fellows; Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its Ash Khan Society; and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).
To receive a nomination form, call the GATF/PIA fax-on-demand line at 888/272-3329 and request document number 14001. For additional information on the award, contact Alissa Gould, public relations manager, by phone 412/741-6860, extension 702, fax 412/741-2311, or email [email protected]