March 29, 2004, San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- The Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) at Cal Poly is pleased to acknowledge a substantial capital donation from Moore Wallace Corp. (now RR Donnelley), the fourth $10,000 grant from Moore Wallace in as many years. The funds continue a tradition that began with Wallace's participation in the 2001 capital campaign
that launched the GrCI.
The $10,000 check was presented by James Kersten, executive vice president, outsourcing, for Moore Wallace Corp.; to both Hal Hinderliter, the new director of the GrCI, and Dr. Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department. Over 160 people were present at the announcement during a dinner event celebrating International Print Week at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.
"As technology changes rapidly, the printing industry must move quickly to respond," observed Kersten. "Our support of the Graphic Communication Institute recognizes that adapting to change increases the need for high-quality, cost-effective educational opportunities."
The Graphic Communication Institute plans to use the gift to fund development and delivery of training programs for the printing and publishing industry. Hinderliter noted that Moore Wallace's contributions allow the Graphic Communication Institute to host educational workshops from leading experts in this key segment of the US economy.
"This fourth donation to the Graphic Communication Institute recognizes both the GrCI's mission to support education in the graphic arts industry as well as Moore Wallace's commitment to expand that vision into the future," Hinderliter said.
Moore Wallace’s combination with RR Donnelley was completed on February 27th, 2004. Complete information about the combined organization is available at the RR Donnelley website: www.rrdonnelley.com.
The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly is located on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in scenic San Luis Obispo. The Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) is a unique facility dedicated to the study of graphic communication technology and management. Established in June 2001, the institute benefits from the participation of Cal Poly faculty and students as well as leading consultants from the printing industry.
More information on activities underway at the Graphic Communication Institute may be found at http://grci.calpoly.edu. Inquiries to the GrCI can be made by phone at (805) 756-2645, fax at (805) 756-2733 or email, [email protected]