The Fred J. Hartman/Ervin Dennis Award is given annually to an GCEA member who has devoted many years of service to the Association and in addition is nationally recognized through contributions and accomplishments in graphic arts teaching, research and/or service.
In 1980, the GCEA Board established an award to recognize sustaining members who had made highly significant contributions to graphic arts education over an extended period of time. The award was not established as an annual award, but rather as an honor that would only be presented to truly outstanding candidates.
The Frederick D. Kagy/Zeke Prust Life Achievement Award is granted by the International Graphic Arts Education Association for significant contributions to graphic arts education and the graphic arts industry. It is dedicated in the memory of the man who served and influenced the lives of the thousands of people that he came in contact with during his long and illustrious career as a graphic arts educator. Fred Kagy has provided us with a role model that would be impossible to replicate, but is worthy of emulating.