Kennesaw, GA, June 13, 2002 -- Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N. Y., has announced the recipients of scholarships established through a new program with Heidelberg.
Eric Gambon, Adam Lobas, and Kristine Carlson of Rochester, N.Y., have been awarded four-year scholarships for tuition and fees at RIT beginning this fall. The scholarship program was established this year following the consignment of a new Heidelberg web press to the university. Children of Heidelberg employees worldwide are eligible.
"Our long-term partnership with Heidelberg addresses critical factors impacting the future of print media, including technology and education," explains RIT President Albert Simone. "This new scholarship program is an extension of that partnership, and we look forward to welcoming these promising students to our campus."
Parents of Eric Gambon and Adam Lobas work for the Heidelberg Digital Solution Center. Kristine Carlson's father is employed by the company's Web Systems Solution Center.
Installation of the Sunday 2000 web press in the new Heidelberg Web Press Laboratory at the school will be completed in late 2002. The press will enhance web offset education and research opportunities available through the RIT School of Print Media. The Sunday 2000 will join a long list of advanced Heidelberg prepress, press and postpress technology at RIT, including a Topaz scanner, Speedmaster 74 and Quickmaster DI sheetfed presses, a Polar cutter and a Stahl folder.
Internationally recognized as a leader in imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology enrolls 15,000 full- and part-time students in more than 250 career-oriented and professional programs. RIT's School of Print Media, considered among the best of its kind in the world, offers programs in graphic media, printing systems, and traditional and electronic publishing. Among its lead programs, RIT just launched the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, enrolling more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in information technology, computer science, and software engineering.
For the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation's leading comprehensive universities. RIT is also included in Yahoo Internet Life's Top 100 Wired Universities, Fisk's Guide to America's Best Colleges, as well as Barron's Best Buys in Education.
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