TAGA Bruno 2Sam Ingram, professor of graphic communications and department chair, was awarded the Michael H. Bruno TAGA Award this past spring for outstanding contributions to the graphic arts industry. The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) recognized Ingram’s distinguished career and dedication to the advancement of graphic arts internationally.

Ingram has been a faculty member at Clemson University for 28 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in 1978. He received his doctorate from Clemson University in 1985. He became chair of the Department of Graphic Communications in 2002.

Dr. Ingram has served two terms on the Board of Directors for TAGA and numerous technical committees in other organizations. He received the Mentor Award from Screen Printing Association International (now SGIA) in 1988. Dr. Ingram’s research focuses on color measurement, color management systems and print process modeling. He has co-authored five TAGA technical papers detailing color reproduction work. His book, A Screen Printing Primer, was published by PIA/GATF in 1999. He was presented the President’s Award by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association in 2007. The Academy of Screen Printing Technology elected Dr. Ingram to membership in 2003. He has participated in the United States Technical Advisory Group since 1997 (for efforts regarding ANSI and ISO print standards).