Industry Awards

2013 SkillsUSA Award Winners



Members of the printing industry, through PIASC RAISE Foundation, sponsored several high school and college students to compete in Skills USA. The students went through regional, state, and national competitions and it is with great delight to announce that the following Riverside City College students captured the Gold at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri:winners

Also, the Riverside City College Television/Video Production team of Sandra Mejia and Greg McGee won a silver medal, and Jeff Fusterer (Riverside City College) won a bronze medal in College Photography.

Professor Rich Finner of Riverside City College wrote: "We are so proud of these students and are very grateful for your support of the California delegation. As always, thank you, PIASC/RAISE Foundation and PIASC members for your support!

We received the following Thank You letters from the winners
(click to read letters):
Jovie Camarce
Sandra Mejia
Jeff Fusterer
Nathan Ribelin

2013 Academic Competition

First Place of the 2013 Academic Competition went to Angela Zhao from South Pasadena High School.


Angela Zhao and her teacher Sandra Matson-Fennell pose proudly holding their awards.


2nd Place – Aneli Villa, Canoga Park High School
3rd Place – Harold Chacon, Venice High School
4th Place – Yaeir Halfon, El Camino Real High School
5th Place – Kirsten Gin, Eagle Rock High School

2013 T-Shirt Competition

First Place of the 2013 T-Shirt Competition went to Eagle Rock High School. Pictured below is Eagle Rock instructor Glenn Laird receiving the award from PIASC President Bob Lindgren.


2013 College Technical Competition

And the winners for the College Technical Design competition are…

First Place: Melissa Koziel - Fullerton College
Second Place: David Garcia - Riverside City College
Third Place: Jovie Camarce - Riverside City College

And the winners for College Technical Offset Production are...

First Place: Lili Hall - Fullerton College
Second Place: Leah Beardsley & Luis Marin - Fullerton College
Third Place: Ian Ash - Fullerton College

For more information contact Ara Izquierdo.

2007 Educator of the Year/Jack Simich Award


Steven G. Lindberg of Hart High School received the 2007 Jack Simich Award by Susan Kinney, PIASC Education Chair and Bill Guerra, PIASC Chairman. Click here for press release.

Past Educator of the Year Winners Include:
2007 — Steve Lindberg
2006 — Ralph Beas
2004 — Dr. Harvey Levenson
2003 — Dr. Ethan Lipton, Dr. Benjamin Lee
2002 — Dennis Howey, Dave McCormac
2001 — Artie W. Lindauer
2000 — Frederick S. Gershbein
1998 — John Santos
1996 — Jay Williams
1994 — Fr. Nicholas J. Reina
1993 — Ellen Abraham, Mary Tsotsis, Mark Hall
1992 — Philip J. Crispi

Educator of the Year Nomination Form

And the award goes to:

SkillsUSA Winners

Academic Competition

College Technical Competition

Educator of the Year

Complete Student Assembly
Photo Albums