Ryerson University GCM students earn SGIA Scholarships

Daniel Langsford.
Daniel Langsford.

The U.S.-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF), a non-profit educational affiliate of SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association), has chosen its five SGIA Scholarship Program winners for the 2016–2017 academic year.

“SGIA is thrilled to be able to support these students,” said Erin Nuss, SGIA’s Associate Manager of Education. “They worked hard for it, and we know that they will bring that work ethic not only to their education, but to the industry.”

Each student was carefully selected by the SGIA Education Committee based on academic achievements, work experience, extracurricular activities and financial needs. Also considered was a submitted one-page essay, as well as academic and professional recommendations. Each winning student was awarded $2,000.

Jessica Rocha-Da Silva.
Jessica Rocha-Da Silva.

Graphic Arts Magazine would like to congratulate the following student winners:

  • Daniel Langsford, School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Jessica Rocha-Da Silva, School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Mitchell Morgan, Media Arts and Technology, The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
  • Pawan Khake, Printing Engineering and Graphics Communications, The Rochester Institute of Technology (currently attending Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering & Technology in Maharashtr, India).
  • Tesa Pearman, Graphic Technology, University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.

sgiaawardwinners2-inSpecialty imaging comprises digital imaging, screenprinting and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll access in the future. These imaging processes and technologies create new products and enhance existing products –­ including point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers, vehicles and more.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.