Professor wins environmental printing award

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Stephen Whittaker

Printing Industries of America is honoring Professor Stephen Whittaker as this year’s recipient of the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award, which recognizes an individual’s focus on advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.

Whittaker, from Fairport, N.Y., was honored at Printing Industries of America’s annual spring meeting. He formerly served as vice president of Quality Management and Environmental Initiatives for the Rochester-based printing company Monroe Litho Inc.

He has taught for more than 20 years in RIT’s School for Print Media. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.