Sewickley, Pa., March 5, 2007 – The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) presented the 2006 Harold W. Gegenheimer Annual Achievement Award to A. John Geis. Established in 2003 in honor of Harold W. Gegenheimer, who was the first recipient, this award is given to an individual for outstanding service and continued contribution to the overall goals of PGSF in the areas of development, education and sharing knowledge. It represents the highest order of sharing knowledge and promoting education.
A. John Geis is a longstanding member of the PGSF Board of Directors and has more than 40 years of involvement in a variety of industry organizations and activities, which include immediate Past Chairman of the Society of Fellows, member of the Ben Franklin Society, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the R & E Council of NAPL, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. “Future leaders of our industry will need not only a knowledge of graphics and printing, but a broad background in business, finance, and human resources,” said John Geis. “Therefore, having a college education will be all the more important, and PGSF is there to help provide needed scholarships.”
In presenting the award, Chairman of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) John Berthelsen stated, “We are pleased to present John Geis with this latest recognition of his many years of dedicated service and giving back to our industry, and to extend our deep appreciation for the many contributions that he has made over the years.” Along with Harold W. Gegenheimer in 2003, other award recipients include Larry Warter in 2004 and John C. Wurst in 2005.
Currently, over 240 students attending 100 colleges receive financial assistance through PGSF. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. For information regarding tax-deductible contributions, establishing a scholarship or about PGSF, the largest independent national scholarship effort for the graphic arts industry, please contact Ted Ringman at 847-382-9103 or [email protected]
PGSF is a nonprofit organization.