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Leaders Announce First Recipient of John A. Lopiano Scholarship

Press release from the issuing company

For High-Volume Computer Output Students - Stellar Printing Student, Scholarship Recipient Represents Rochester Institute of Technology Houston, Tex. U.S.A. (August, 28 2002) --- OutputLinks.com, COPI and The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) today announced the first recipient of EDSF's annual John A. Lopiano Scholarship for high-volume computer output (HVCO) students. Bethany Kaplan, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, received the award for her stellar achievements as a student of printing and document technology. John A. Lopiano is a well-known and respected industry pioneer. Mr. Lopiano, a former President of Xerox, was the Chairman of EDSF last year and currently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of OutputLinks.com. OutputLinks.com is the leading resource portal for users and vendors in the HVCO industry. COPI delivers mission critical solutions to an international clientele of users and vendors in the output industry, and EDSF is the only Foundation dedicated to enhancing the value and relevance of document communications worldwide. "It's an honor to recognize successful students like Bethany and help the future of our industry. EDSF's scholarship initiative and its other education programs are a vital asset to continued growth and future leadership of the high-volume computer output industry. We encourage the industry to get the word out on this scholarship to help make a difference, “ said Andy Plata, proud supporter of The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) and president and CEO of OutputLinks.com and COPI. Bethany Kaplan received the scholarship for her achievements in pursuing a career in the industry. Kaplan is currently enrolled in an accelerated program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where upon completion she will earn both a bachelor's degree in printing management and graphic communications and an MBA. She is an active member in several student organizations, including the International Club of Printing House Craftsmen. As Treasurer, she co-wrote and produced a magazine about the club's trip to PRINT '01 last September. The magazine won second place in the Society for Technical Writing report competition, a first for the RIT School of Printing. Upon graduation, Kaplan plans to pursue a career in upper management at a leading graphic communications company. EDSF's John A. Lopiano Scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior or advanced college student who is pursuing a degree in the field of document communications. Priority consideration is given to students who work in or whose family member has worked or currently works in a segment of the high volume computer output (HVCO) industry. The scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks.com and COPI. According to EDSF, education is critical to the long-term viability of the document communication marketplace. The Foundation recognizes the importance of encouraging well-trained, enthusiastic individuals as the industry's future professionals. Through its worldwide education programs, EDSF demonstrates an active commitment to initiatives that prepare the industry for the challenges of today and of the future. The Foundation promotes the value and achievements of students through high caliber awards programs. The worldwide EDSF Scholarship Awards assist students who are interested in document communication careers. About OutputLinks.com OutputLinks.com exists to centralize, simplify and accelerate the sales, purchase, and implementation process in the high volume computer output (HVCO) industry to allow both users and vendors to maximize return on their investments. OutputLinks serves those who buy, sell, use, manage, and provide consultation and resources to the HVCO industry. The OutputLinks Site Sponsors are BARR, COPI, Docucorp, EDSF, OcÈ, and Personix and Kern. To take advantage of all the OutputLinks.com benefits, visit www.OutputLinks.com About COPI COPI is an acronym for Computer Output Print & Internet. COPI's mission is to delightfully deliver mission critical solutions to an international clientele of users and vendors in the high volume computing and output industries. Contact COPI at 888-999-copi, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.OutputLinks.com for more information. About EDSF EDSF (www.edsf.org) is dedicated to enhancing the value and relevance of document communication worldwide. EDSF is a catalyst for education and research initiatives that bring the industry together to resolve document communication issues that impact the industry and society. EDSF helps the industry and public benefit from paper and electronic documents, which are continually being transformed by emerging technologies.