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Mike Steczak of Chowan College Receives the 2006 PGSF Educator of the Year Award

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Pittsburgh, PA., October 25, 2006 – The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) announces Mike Steczak, Chairman, William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communications, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC, as the recipient of the 2006 PGSF Educator of the Year Award. Steczak received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Murray State University, Murray, KY. Prior to Chowan he was an instructor at Ball State University, served in the United States Army, worked in the graphic arts industry, and was a training specialist at GATF. He joined the faculty at Chowan College in 1996 as assistant professor and is currently Chairman of Graphic Communications. Steczak's other awards include Teacher of the Year 1997-1998, Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 – Chowan College, SSPP Instructor Award – 1995, SSPP Instructor Award – 1997-1998, Outstanding Club Advisor – 2004-2005 – Chowan College, and Certificate of Recognition for Academic Partnership with Hertford County Schools. “This award is unique in that students receiving PGSF scholarships nominate instructors that have made a real impact.” Says Ted Ringman, Vice President of Development for PGSF. “We currently have over 240 students receiving PGSF scholarships at 100 schools. The number of nominations was impressive. It is clear that we have many wonderful graphic arts and printing instructors throughout the United States. The evaluation process was difficult for the PGSF Selection Committee. The award presentation will be at the R & E Council of NAPL Technology Breakfast Monday, October 16, during GRAPH EXPO 06.”

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