A longtime graphic communications management professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout recently was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
Jim Tenorio received the Fred J. Hartman Award in July at the annual conference of the International Graphic Arts Education Association. The conference was held in Mansfield, Ohio, at North Central State College.
The Hartman award has been given out annually since 1975 to an IGAEA member who "has devoted many years of service to the association and in addition is nationally recognized through contributions and accomplishments in graphic arts teaching, research and/or service."
Tenorio retired in June 2013 after teaching for 38 years at UW-Stout. He continues to help students and staff with equipment and machine maintenance in the program's labs.
More than 5,500 students attended his classes over the years. Most of them have gone on to successful careers, especially in Wisconsin and Minnesota, he said. "The most rewarding aspect of my teaching career has been to visit so many of our graduates who are successful leaders in a wide variety of printing and packaging companies around the country," he said.
Tenorio's students have won numerous awards in project competitions for Printing Industries of America, Printing Industry of Minnesota, Printing Industries of Wisconsin, Flexographic Technical Association and IGAEA.
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Tenorio has been an IGAEA member since 1976, co-hosted the annual conference in 1994 and 2013 and has been a reviewer and juror for the group's Visual Communications Journal since 2006.
Another UW-Stout faculty member was honored by the IGAEA. Shaun Dudek, an associate professor, received the Robert L. Cox Service to the Organization Award.
The graphic communications management undergraduate program at UW-Stout was renamed cross-media graphics management in 2013. The program prepares students for careers in graphics, printing, marketing and associated industries.