Last week’s edition of Metro Graphics Reporter, an industry trade publication, covered the 2014 Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation (GCSF) Awards celebration held June 19 at the Hearst Tower in midtown. Now in its twelfth year, the Foundation is a spin-off of the CTE Council’s Graphics Industry Advisory Commission that provides tuition money to New York metro area students.
This year, GCSF awarded 28 scholarships to students from New York City public schools like the High School of Art & Design, High School of Graphic Communication Arts, Brooklyn Technical High School, Clara Barton High School, Bayside High School, Thomas A. Edison CTE High School and Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts as well as continuing college students at SUNY Purchase, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, the School Visual Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons the New School for Design, Syracuse University, CUNY Hunter and Virginia Commonwealth University plus graduate studies at Pratt Institute. (Browse the list of recipients and the schools they attend.)
- GCSF’s 2014 Champion of Education (and CTE Council chairperson) Jack Powers describes developing a career in graphic communications using his version of an Incan quipu.
The Foundation named Jack Powers, CTE Chairperson and director of the International Informatics Institute, as its 2014 Champion of Education, citing Powers’ long career as an advocate for K-12 and higher education programs in graphic communications. Powers has served on the Graphic Industry Advisory Commission for 27 years and is a strong proponent of school/industry partnerships.
Describing the Foundation’s work and the annual Awards Ceremony, Jack said, “Beyond the money it has raised — which is very helpful – GCSF has built a sustainable network, a vibrant community of students, parents, teachers, schools and industry people who work together to prepare the next generation.” He noted that scholarship recipients bring parents and family members to the industry celebration and re-apply each year for continuing funding.
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