Cal Poly Emeritus Professor Receives Industry Award for Lifetime Achievements
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October 15, 2007 -- SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Graphic Communication Professor Emeritus Philip Ruggles was recently honored by the prestigious Walter E. Soderstrom Society for contributions to the printing and publishing industry.
Ruggles was inducted into the Soderstrom Society during a special 75th anniversary gala at the Art Institute of Chicago. The society, named after one of the founders of the National Association of Printing Leadership, honors select printing and publishing industry leaders and educators for their lifelong contributions.
"Philip Ruggles was one of the most outstanding professors in preparing students to enter the printing industry," said Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department. "For over 30 years, he prepared students to excel."
Ruggles authored 10 textbooks. His books on printing estimating are still widely used in graphic arts education and estimating.
He retired from Cal Poly in 2004, after 34 years in the Graphic Communication Department. He was previously honored with Cal Poly's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Edwin S. Wise Award for contributions to graphic arts education, granted by the Graphic Arts Sales Foundation.
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