RR Donnelley Funds New Learning Center for Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly
Press release from the issuing company
April 20, 2005, San Luis Obispo, Calif. – RR Donnelley, the largest printing company in North America, has funded the renovation of a training center for the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (www.grci.calpoly.edu), located on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in scenic San Luis Obispo. The RR Donnelly Foundation provided $50,000 for the modernization of the Institute’s classroom, a facility devoted to professional education for industry.
The newly updated facility will be named the RR Donnelley Learning Center. It will be equipped with state-of-the art computer workstations, audio-visual equipment, and modern instructional technology for conducting on-site workshops, distance-learning programs and “webinars.” The facility will also be used to host meetings for industry associations and vendors.
“Many of RR Donnelley's best and brightest employees have been educated at Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Institute,” said Susan Levy, vice president of the RR Donnelley Foundation. “We are pleased to continue and strengthen that partnership through our grant to update the RR Donnelley Learning Center.”
This gift continues a tradition of partnership between RR Donnelley and Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department. Previous donations included funding for a Color Proofing and Quality Assurance Laboratory at Cal Poly, as well as a series of financial gifts from the company’s Moore Wallace division.
“RR Donnelley has been a longtime supporter of printing and graphics education at Cal Poly,” said Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly. “The RR Donnelley Learning Center will be a perpetual symbol of the importance that Cal Poly places on partnering with leading companies in our industry. Through this exposure, we will continue promoting the virtues of RR Donnelley as a supporter of education and industry growth to our students, industry professionals and campus visitors.”
RR Donnelley representatives presented the check to Hal Hinderliter, director of the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly, during the university’s annual celebration of International Print Week at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. The gift celebrates the 60th anniversary of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, providing a substantial contribution to the Graphic Communication Department’s $2.5 million development program.
Dedication of the new RR Donnelley Learning Center will take place after renovations have been completed, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony expected to occur in September 2005.
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