20 October 2011
Ryerson scholarship to honour late printing personality
TORONTO—The president of C.J. Graphics, Jay Mandarino, said a scholarship fund will be set up at Ryerson University in memory of his recently passed friend and business partner, George Hurley.


At left, Jay Mandarino, president of C.J. Graphics, and his late
colleague George Hurley, with the first press they bought together


Mandarino released a statement about Hurley on Wednesday, talking about some of their experiences together in and out of the shop. Mandarino painted a picture of a man who was well respected by colleagues and clients. "He became my marriage advisor, my life coach, business partner and great friend," noted Mandarino. "We were lucky to get to do some amazing things together around the globe."

That included a trip together to Wisconsin to help the non-profit Waterless Printing Association, as well as riding camels in Dubai, visits to Graph Expo in Chicago and eating at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, wrote Mandarino.

"We accepted our first [PIA] Benny award together in Chicago which he was so proud of, met David Suzuki at the environmental printing awards which George was very instrumental in getting C.J. involved with," he said, noting Hurley was also key in starting C.J.'s digital division.

"In memory of George we are starting a scholarship fund for students at Ryerson in his name," noted Mandarino, adding the annual C.J. staff ambassador award will now be named after his late colleague.

The scholarship fund will be for students at Ryerson in Graphic Communications Management, he added.

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