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EDSF Announces 2006 Excellence in Education and Educator of the Year Awards

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ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (April 26, 2006) – The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) today announced the 2006 Excellence in Education and Educator of the Year award recipients. The 2006 EDSF Excellence in Education Award recipients will be recognized for their dedication to the document management and communications industry at the EDSF Industry Leaders' Luncheon in Philadelphia, Penn. during the AIIM and ON DEMAND Expos on May 16th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. EDSF will be located in booth 4207, Hall D. "It is critical that the educators and academic programs are recognized for their excellence and innovation in preparing future professionals,” said Mike Jackson, EDSF Vice Chair for Education and Senior Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Company. “Their work not only benefits the overall industry, but it shapes the future of the document management and communications marketplace as well." Educator of the Year Awards The Educator of the Year Award is presented to an academic professional who is dedicated to the advancement of the industry through education. They have made outstanding contributions to educational efforts in the document management and communications industry. Such individuals demonstrate leadership, motivation and enthusiasm. This year's winners include: Educator of the Year – Higher Education, Sponsored by Canon USA Lorraine Donegan, Assistant Professor, Graphic Communication Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. for her dedication to linking design with technology, providing her students with the technical knowledge of graphic communication, computer software and digital workflows that are critical to the industry. Educator the Year - Middle/Secondary/Post-Secondary Education, Sponsored by Ricoh Corporation John P. Santos, Lead Instructor, Imaging Sciences and Technology Academy, Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles, Calif. Santos is the co-founder of the “Viva Technology” program, a nationally renowned program to educate and motivate K-12 students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Excellence in Education Awards The Excellence in Education Awards honor worldwide academic institutions and professional organizations for their educational and innovative efforts relating to the document management and communications industry. Recipients address industry issues, reflect state-of-the art technology and benefit the industry through their programs. This year's winners include: • Innovation in Higher Education, Sponsored by The Xerox Corporation Department of Typography and Graphic Communications, University of Reading, in Reading, UK. The program-focused approach combines practice, theory, history, and work experience with the intent to provide students with a strong foundation in design and production methods. The department and successful program has been headed by Dr. Sue Walker, since 1997, and it is the only program of its kind in a British University. • Innovation in Continuing Education, Sponsored by IBM Printing Systems Graphic Arts Training and Consulting (GATC) Group at Eastern Iowa Community College District in Davenport, Iowa. GATC's programs are sparking a revitalization of graphic arts in companies in the Midwest. GATC provides customized training and technical consulting resources to help organizations in the graphics industry improve their processes, overall quality levels and profitability. • Innovation in Middle/Secondary/Post-Secondary Education, Sponsored by Kodak Versamark on behalf of GCG, Eastman Kodak Co. The Magazine Project at Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle, NY. The Magazine Project, led by Audrey Hill, is an innovative program that teaches a variety of graphic design, advertising, writing skills, research and technology skills to middle school students. The AIIM Conference & Expo is the largest enterprise content and document management event showcasing the technologies and solutions that help align content and business processes in order to drive performance. For more than 50 years, it has attracted business professionals and executive management seeking the latest technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content to support business processes, comply with governmental regulations, drive down costs, and gain the competitive advantage. The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, which encompasses all the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years. To register to attend the expos, please call 888-824-3004 or visit http://www.aiimexpo.com or http://www.ondemandexpo.com.

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