Pittsburgh, Pa., June 16, 2003 — Mike Shiels, lead printing and publishing instructor at Waukesha County Technical College (Pewaukee, Wisconsin), has been named the first recipient of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Educator of the Year Award. The award was established to recognize excellence in educational instruction in graphic arts and printing. The award will be presented at the Research and Engineering Council’s Critical Trends Update Breakfast, Monday, September 29, 2003 during Graph Expo ’03.
"This award is unique in that candidates are nominated by students currently receiving a PGSF scholarship," says Ted Ringman, vice president of development for PGSF. "We asked our students to nominate instructors that have significantly made an impact on their education, and the response was overwhelming. It is clear to the PGSF award selection committee that the industry has many great graphic arts and printing instructors throughout the United States. For this reason, this award represents significant achievement for Mike Shiels."
Currently over 200 students attending 85 schools receive financial assistance through PGSF. However over 80 percent of the scholarship applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. For information regarding tax-deductible contributions or establishing a scholarship through PGSF, the only national scholarship effort for the printing industry, please contact Ted Ringman by phoning 800/910-GATF extension 314, or by emailing [email protected]
PGSF is a nonprofit organization.
For information regarding PGSF or scholarship applications, contact Bernadine Eckert, PGSF administrator, at 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600 by phoning 412/741-6860, extension 309, faxing 412/741-3211, or emailing [email protected]