Former professor receives group’s lifetime achievement award

August 8, 2014

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."

Jim TenorioTenorio 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.

In addition Tenorio:

  • Coordinated student applications for multiple industry-sponsored scholarships resulting in awards for scores of students
  • Was instrumental in bringing Gravure Education Foundation designation to UW-Stout as a Gravure Resource Center
  • Organized the annual UW-Stout Gravure Day for 27 years from its inception in 1987 to 2012.
  • Served on a committee of the Great Lakes Graphics Association to develop testing materials for certification of offset press operators
  • Served as a judge in many product competitions for several industry organizations in multiple printing processes.

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. 



Jim Tenorio