The terrific people at the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation have graced me with the designation Champion of Education with a celebration scheduled for the 2014 scholarship awards ceremony in June. It’s a great feeling to be honored by your colleagues for doing work you’re proud of, but it’s also a bit daunting to think of all the work that still needs to be done. All of us, from pre-school to K-12 to college and grown-up life, need to learn more faster and better.
Every June, the Graphic Communication Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation, a lean 501(c)3 non-profit, provides money for college to dozens of New York metro area students pursuing careers in graphic communications:
The GCSF Champion of Education Award honors exceptional individuals in the graphic communications field who have contributed their time, resources and talents to advance the industry’s understanding and to prepare its next generation.
It’s an important industry event raising money for a great cause.
I’ve been on a semi-sabbatical for a while, doing some good, studying for a master’s degree, and sorting out some plans for the next fifty years. In business, when a discussion starts straying off topic, we say, “Well, that may be a good topic for a graduate seminar, but we need practical solutions here.” I’ve just spent a couple of years in graduate seminars, rarely getting to the point, wandering up and down rhetorical byways, never calling the question. I’ve been reading and writing up a storm, but not for publication.
It’s been a lot of fun, I’ve learned a lot, but it’s time to get back to work. Stay tuned.