25th Anniversary New York University Prism Luncheon Slated for June 21, 2011

Dec 06, 2010, 17:09 ET from NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies


NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board of New York University's Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program today named Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and chief executive officer of RR Donnelley & Sons Company, the winner of the 2011 Prism Award. The Prism Award is presented annually in recognition of distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the NYU Prism Luncheon.

Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the 2011 Prism Award will be presented to Mr. Quinlan during the 25th Annual Prism Award Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at the historical Gotham Hall in New York City.

Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include: Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, executive vice president, HP's Imaging and Printing Group; Cathleen Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines and newly named New York City Schools Chancellor; Antonio M. Perez, president and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company; Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman of Xerox Corporation; Janet L. Robinson, president of The New York Times; and past CEOs of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Sun Chemical Corporation, and The Washington Post.

The net proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help fund student scholarships as well as student and program support for the internationally renowned NYU-SCPS Graphic Communications Management and Technology graduate program, which prepares the next generation of industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised millions of dollars for scholarships for students in the program.

Thomas J. Quinlan, president and CEO of RR Donnelley, commented, "Congratulations to New York University as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Graphic Communication Program's Prism luncheon. RR Donnelley has been proud to support this Program and Prism Luncheon since its inception. I am honored to join John Schwemm, John Walter, and William Davis in representing RR Donnelley among the Prism Award recipients. The proceeds from the Prism Luncheon support scholarships that play an important role in developing our industry's future leaders."

Advisory Board Co-Chairs Diane Romano, president and COO of HudsonYards, and Martin Maloney, chairman of Broadford & Maloney, Inc., added, "This is much more than the 25th anniversary of a luncheon. Over the years hundreds of students have been assisted with Prism scholarship funds that have totaled millions of dollars. It is very gratifying to see students obtain their masters degrees and move into positions of growing responsibility and become our industry leaders of tomorrow."

Tickets for the June 21st Prism Award Luncheon are available from $750 per person to $6,000 for a Sponsor's Table of eight and $10,000 for a Co-Chairmanship (which includes a dais seat as well as a table of eight). Tables and tickets committed before December 31st, 2010 will receive a 10% discount. Reservations and additional information are available from the NYU-SCPS Office of Development. Please contact Carmela Hache at 2129986956, by fax at 2129953663, or by e-mail at carmela.hache@nyu.edu.  Visit www.scps.nyu.edu/prism for more information.

About Thomas J. Quinlan III

Thomas Quinlan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world, with approximately 55,000 employees, annual revenues of nearly $10 billion, and more than 600 locations around the globe.

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS (www.scps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media, Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts, Translation and Interpreting, Management and Information Technology, and Finance and Taxation.

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