History of the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence

Established in 1992, the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence honors the distinguished career of Frederick D. Kagy, professor emeritus, College of Applied Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Technology, Illinois State University.

As one of the most active and influential leaders in the field of graphic communications and technology education, Dr. Kagy was an inspiration to thousands of students and professional colleagues. He served as professor of graphic arts in the department of industrial technology at Illinois State University for eighteen years.

Dr. Kagy’s professional leadership activities were numerous.  He served as president of both the Industrial Technology Education Association (ITEA) and the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA), and he was an active at-large member of the Mississippi Valley Industrial Teacher Education Conference (MVITEC). Dr. Kagy also served as an officer in a number of organizations such as the Education Council of the Graphic Arts, the GATF Education Committee, and the National Scholarship Trust Fund (now the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation).

Among Dr. Kagy’s professional honors were election to the ITEA “Academy of Fellows,” the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Technology Teacher Education, the GATF Elmer G. Voigt Award, and the IGAEA Frederick R. Hartman Award.

Dr. Frederick D. Kagy was truly a pioneer and inspiration in graphic communications education and it is in this spirit that the Foundation's Society of Fellows, now known as the Ben Franklin Society, created the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence.

For more information about the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence, contact Kayleigh Smith at printingind@comm.printing.org.

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 (updated 06/01/2016)

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