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."
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
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
- 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
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.
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.