PIA Announces 2015 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence Recipient

Warrendale, PA December 17, 2015—The applied digital media and printing program at the Riverside City College in Riverside, CA, is the recipient of the 2015 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence from Printing Industries of America.

The PIA Frederick D. Kagy Educational Award of Excellence recognizes an outstanding graphic communications program in a middle school, high school, or junior/community college. The program must be exemplary, have maintained a close relationship with the industry, and use innovative educational techniques.

The applied digital media and printing program at the Riverside City College offers hands-on training in numerous areas within the graphic communications industry. The program has produced winning students throughout the years in competitions such as those conducted by SkillsUSA and Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC). The program also earned the PrintED certification through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation in 2013, the only such community college in California.

“For many years, RCC’s Graphic Technology Department has supplied the printing industry with qualified and skilled young men and women,” said Ara Izquierdo, vice president of industry relations at PIASC. “Furthermore, we believe that RCC’s graphic arts program is better and stronger every year!”

Program head Patrick Scullin will receive the honor at the 68th Annual Technical Conference of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), March 20–23 in Memphis, TN. The conference brings together researchers, industry professionals, and educators from around the world to present papers on research and innovations in imaging methods, workflow, and production systems. For more information on the conference, visit tagaatc.printing.org. For more information regarding the 2015 Education Frederick D. Kagy Award of Excellence, visit http://www.printing.org/page/3630.

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Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 (updated 12/17/2015)

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