The University Inkjet Program with Valentina Echavarria and Melody Ownby, Canon Solutions America
What does it take to get an educational program off the ground that teaches students in University Graphic Communication Programs all about production inkjet printing? In this case, the answer is two dedicated #GirlsWhoPrint!
Valentina Echavarria MBA, product manager, and Melody Ownby, product planning specialist at Canon Solutions America both graduated from Clemson and wanted to give back. They approached their management team with a concept and a plan to keep students informed on the latest printing technology from Canon, got additional support from thINK Forum, reached out to their former school with a proposal and voilà – The University Inkjet Program was born.
In this episode of Podcasts From The Printerverse, Valentina and Melody share their journey, University Inkjet Program details, and some of the positive results that already have more schools lined up for their initiative.
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Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist, international speaker and blogger, host of Podcasts From The Printerverse, cultivator of Print Production Professionals the No. 1 print group on LinkedIn, Girl No. 1 at Girls Who Print, host of #PrintChat every Wednesday at 4PM ET on Twitter, the founder of International Print Day and the founder of #ProjectPeacock. She is the recipient of several industry honors and sits on the board of the The Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, and is an advisor for the Advertising Production Club of NYC.
Deborah has 25+ years of experience working in advertising as a Print Producer and now works behind the scenes with printers, suppliers and industry organizations helping them create meaningful relationships with customers and members, and achieve success with their social media, content marketing, event marketing and sales endeavors.