Chicago – Dscoop, the Digital Solutions Cooperative, is proud to announce that the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation Selection Committee has named three students to receive the inaugural Rod Key Memorial Scholarship, which was established by Dscoop and HP to commemorate the significant contributions Rod made during his career as a marketing pioneer in the print industry.
The scholarship is awarded to outstanding, full-time Arizona State University students committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. Selection criteria are based on scholastic achievement, honors received, participation in school activities, community service and organizational affiliations.
Deepika Priya is from Bangalor, India where she received her degree in engineering and electronics,and is attending ASU as a graduate student in visual communication design.She aspires to be a successful graphic designer and is very interested in methods and systems that will benefit the environment.Priya has received numerous academic and design awards.
Kyle Pendley is a junior at ASU in the graphic information technology program with a 3.6 GPA.He works at the ASU Print and Imaging Lab and likes the “real life” experience.His program at ASU focuses on print, photography, web design, gaming, videography and digital publishing.His career goal is to work as a production manager at a print facility.
Ashley Yost is a graduate student at ASU in science and technology with a 3.8 GPA.Last March she attended Dscoop9 where she participated in sessions on emerging technologies and had the chance to network with industry professionals.Yost also works at the ASU Print and Imaging Lab where she works with the HP Indigo Digital Press and also does bindery.She would like to join the print industry when she graduates working in lean operations management and business analytics.
“Dscoop and HP are proud to support the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship,” said Dscoop Global Executive Director Mike Fogarty. “More than ever, our industry needs bright, talented young people to lead the next generation of print. In awarding these scholarships we are able to combine Rod’s passion for both education and the print industry. I cannot think of a better legacy.”
Founded in 2005, Dscoop (the Digital Solutions Cooperative) is an independent global community of graphic arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment and related solutions, including Indigo and Scitex. Dscoop is focused on educating and connecting its members with each other and with HP to improve members’ business growth, efficiency and profitability. To learn more about Dscoop, visit www.dscoop.org.
EDSF is a charitable foundation dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals for the document management and graphic communications marketplace. EDSF supports the industry's future by granting scholarships to students in support of their academic careers, by providing research grants to colleges and universities, by building awareness about industry careers, and by recognizing innovative educators and educational programs. EDSF serves vendors and users who design and implement document solutions for business applications. For more information, visit www.edsf.org.