Bluefield College Student Receives Wordsprint Graphic Arts Scholarship
Bluefield College student Della G. Limbert of Lititz, Pennsylvania, is the proud recipient of a graphic communications scholarship, thanks to the generosity of local printing company Wordsprint of Wytheville, Virginia, and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
December 16, 2009
Limbert, a graphic communications major at Bluefield College, was nominated for the scholarship by her professors. She earned the award based on her academic records, educational honors, and extracurricular interests.
"Della is very deserving of this award," said Dr. Cynthia Bascom, associate professor of communications. "Her positive spirit, strong academic abilities, and aesthetic sensitivities will serve her well as she progresses in her studies at Bluefield College."
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), who granted the award to Limbert, is a non-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships to talented men and women studying in the areas of printing and graphic arts. The scholarship program, created in 1956 and the largest of its kind in the printing industry, is designed for students interested in graphic communication careers in an effort to strengthen the print and graphic communication industry.
"I can't thank (Dr. Bascom) enough for pushing me to apply for this scholarship," said Limbert. "This scholarship will continue for the rest of my college career."
The scholarship came to Limbert and Bluefield College as a result of a national award granted to Wordsprint this past spring. During the National Association for Printing Leadership's Top Management Conference in Tucson, Arizona, Wordsprint received the William K. Marrinan Management Plus Hall of Fame Award for its "outstanding management performance."
As part of the Hall of Fame Award, the first of its kind for a Virginia business and granted to only those printing companies who earn Management Plus awards over an extended period of time, Wordsprint was given the honor of designating a PGSF scholarship in its name to a school of its choice.
"We are thankful that Bill Gilmer and Wordsprint named Bluefield College as a recipient of this scholarship," Dr. Bascom said, "Bill is a good friend of Bluefield College and has a fine printing business."
Wordsprint, who employs 26 people in two facilities in Wytheville and Christiansburg, specializes in design, print and mail services for area businesses and organizations. In receiving the Management Plus Hall of Fame Award, the company was cited for its "superior financial record," its "emphasis on employee participation in management," and its "consistency in producing quality printing."