Cal Poly receives $2.3 million donation

Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly has received a $2.3 million donation from printing industry expert Raymond J. Prince to preserve the history and knowledge of the printing and imaging industry.

Prince donated the money to the university’s graphic communication department, the largest the department has ever received.

The gift establishes two endowed scholarships: one honoring Cal Poly professor emeritus Gary Field, an imaging scientist who specializes in color management and related topics and the other honoring Cal Poly professor Brian Lawler for his lifelong work advocating the “importance of print as a creative and influential communication medium surviving more than six centuries.”

The donation also supports Cal Poly’s library on graphics arts technology and management, including more than 30,000 volumes and the ongoing growth and development of the library’s collection and graphic communication education.