KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University faculty member has received the Ben Franklin Award as 2012 Educator of the Year from the Michigan Printing Week Association.
Lois Lemon, a master faculty specialist in paper engineering, chemical engineering and imaging, received the award Jan. 17 in Livonia, Mich.
The honor was presented during the association's annual Ben Franklin Award Dinner, which is named after the father of American printing. The Michigan Printing Week Association, which began in 1982 as the Detroit Area Printing Week committee, has members from the graphic arts profession and graphic arts clubs throughout Michigan.
Lemon joined the WMU faculty as a printing programs instructor in 1996, and in addition to teaching, is responsible for recruiting students for these programs.
She began teaching at the University as a part-time instructor in 1989. Her background also includes local managerial positions at Center Jiffy Print and the Borgess Print Shop and as an estimator/planner at Megee Printing.