Publications and Printing Wins Excellence Awards

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Department of Publications and Printing, a division of University Advancement, won eight Print Excellence Awards in the state’s annual Printing Industry Association of Georgia competition.

The PIAG Print Excellence Awards competition is the state printing industry’s oldest, largest and most prestigious graphic arts awards program. Winning entries were selected from 1,135 entries submitted by 59 print and graphic arts companies.

A prestigious Best of Category Award went to the Just the Facts mini-publication printed for the Office of Institutional Research and
Planning. Awards of Excellence were announced for four other university publications and two outside printing projects. The university is allowed to accept limited amounts of printing for government and nonprofit agencies, schools and other Board of Regents entities.

Staff with hands-on responsibility for the winning work were Production Supervisor Eddie Rogers, Senior Offset Pressmen Keith Harris and Carlos Olvera, designers Debby Holcombe and Teresa Pyron, and quick-copy supervisor Kevin LeCroy.

Sally Roberts, director of the department, said the awards recognize the talent on campus.

“It is rewarding to see the work of these individuals recognized by their industry peers,” said Roberts. “The awards offer independent verification of their talent as judged by out-of-state printing experts. It was a special feather in our cap.”

The Georgia Highlands College student literary magazine, Red Kimono, and also a book project of the Bowdon Historical Society titled Georgia’s Confederate Sons, by historian and retired teacher David Wiggins, were named winners.

University publications recognized for print excellence were the full-color Special Needs Access Map printed for the Office of Disability Services, two promotional mailers printed for the student theatre program and a Discover Music poster for the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

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