Dr. E. Lee Weir was presented with the Dr. Richard F. Hannemann Service Award during the annual board of directors meeting of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc. (ACCGC) that was held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Chicago, IL during the annual Print ‘17 industry exposition. Dr. Weir is a Professor-Emeritus from Clemson University and Professor-Retired from University of Central Missouri.
The award was presented to Dr. Weir in recognition of his years of distinguished and dedicated service as a university professor of graphic communications; for serving as a charter member of the ACCGC Board of Directors; for serving as the first secretary of ACCGC; for his efforts in helping write the initial editions of the ACCGC Bylaws and Accreditation Manual; for his contribution to graphic communications related education and industry organizations; for spearheading the writing, approval, support, and distribution of the “Definition of Graphic Communications” flyer; and for his tireless efforts relating to establishing the term, “Graphic Communications” as part of the US Department of Education CIP codes.
The ACCGC Dr. Richard F. Hannemann Service Award is the highest level award presented to individuals who have given of their time, energy, and expertise in advancing collegiate graphic communications education programs throughout the United States and beyond. Dr. Hannemann (deceased) was a professor, California State University-Chico for many years and was instrumental in helping establish ACCGC during the 1990’s. Since the Hannemann Service Award was established in 2005, the award has been presented to only six people prior to Dr. Weir.