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Two grads inducted into Printing Hall of Fame

Two RIT grads were among four outstanding commercial printing executives inducted into the Printing Impressions/ Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame on Sept. 12. They were honored at the 18th Annual Gold Ink Awards Reception and Banquet, which took place in Chicago during the PRINT 05 conference.

The alumni are:
RIT alum Donald Samuels
Donald Samuels

Donald R. Samuels ’74 (graphic arts management), managing partner, Pictorial Offset Corp., Carlstadt, N.J. Samuels, a third-generation manager of this family business, joined the firm in 1975. He has attended annual executive business programs at Harvard University and Stanford University and is a member of the World Presidents Organization, Metro New York chapter. He is the founder of the Jay P. Samuels Nathaniel Rochester Society Scholarship at RIT.

RIT alum Michael Marcian Sr.
Michael Marcian Sr.

Michael Marcian Sr. ’73 (printing management), president, Corporate Press Inc., Landover, Md. A native of Detroit, Marcian is also a developer and homebuilder in the Spotsylvania, Va., area. He has long been involved with PIA/GATF, serving on various committees and task forces. He is also active in the Washington, D.C., regional PIA/GATF affiliate, Printing and Graphic Communications Association PGCA (Now known as Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic). From 1988-1997, he was a member of the RIT Printing Advisory Committee.