TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) announces its students have received 15 awards at the 2008 Printing Association of Florida (PAF) Print Awards. The awards were announced at the association’s annual conference in Orlando.
FAMU was the only university honored among 78 Florida-based printing, graphic arts companies, and schools.
“We are delighted the Printing Association of Florida has recognized our students’ work,” said James Hawkins, SJGC dean. “This will signal to the printing community that students in our school are learning the skills they will need in the workplace.”
The students won one Best of Category Award, two Awards of Excellence and 12 Honorable Mentions. The students participating in the competition were:
• Angelica Broadus
• Windham Graves
• Cleather H. Hathcock, III
• Alicia Hope
• Stephanie M. King
• Matefia Poitier
• Tchanarian Roche
• Delarian “Dee” Roper
• James Scott
• Yvette Summers
• Terrance Ward
• Riana Winters
“We applaud these students’ work,” said Arvid Mukes, SJGC associate dean and director of the Division of Graphic Communication. “We also recognize and appreciate the work of Kay Wilder, a professor of graphic design. Professor Wilder encouraged these students to participate and coordinated their entries.”
The FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication was founded in 1982. The Division of Graphic Communication was first accredited in 2002 by the Accrediting Council on Collegiate Graphic Communication. It offers four major tracks: graphic design, printing production, printing management and photography. SJGC offers the only baccalaureate degree in graphic communication in the state of Florida.
The Printing Association of Florida is a trade association for the printing and graphic arts industry in Florida. It is a member-driven organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership. Serving the needs of Florida's graphic arts companies since 1937, the Association draws on its experience and expertise in offering over sixty services -- all aimed at improving the profitability and professional growth of its members. PAF is affiliated with the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation -- the largest national graphic arts association in the world.
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Posted: August 19, 2008