AUBURN — Ronald Dyer, an instructor in the Graphic Arts/Printing Technology program at Central Maine Community College, was honored recently as the recipient of the 2009 Fred J. Hartman Award from the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA).

The Hartman Award is given annually to an IGAEA member who has been recognized nationally through contributions and accomplishments in graphic arts teaching, research and/or service. It is named after Fred Hartman, a charter member of the IGAEA who enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the graphic communications field.

Dyer, a resident of Gray, is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. He has served on the Graphic Arts/Printing Technology faculty at CMCC since 1972, including 19 years as department chair. He teaches courses in Introduction to Printing, Estimating, Web Development, Digital Photography and Adobe Acrobat.

For the past three years, Dyer has chaired Graph XPO, a program that recognizes outstanding high school graphic arts students. He is a member of the Graphic Arts Education Research Foundation and serves as vice president of the Maine Graphic Arts Association, which once honored him as teacher of the year.

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