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NAPP Announces Winner of Bruce Fraser Scholarship

TAMPA, FL – September 3, 2007 – The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is honored to announce that Rhonda Shand, an Associate Professor of Art at Pittsburg State University, has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the Bruce Fraser Scholarship. The scholarship was established in late 2006 and is awarded annually to one exceptional educator that teaches the art of digital photography and Photoshop® to the next generation of digital artists. The winner receives round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and a full conference pass to the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, a one-year NAPP membership, and a subscription to Photoshop User magazine.

Honoring the legacy of world-class digital photographer and Photoshop guru Bruce Fraser, the scholarship not only provides the recipient with not only provides the recipient with the opportunity to attend Photoshop World and learn the latest cutting-edge Photoshop techniques, but also with the chance to discover effective new techniques from the greatest digital photography, Photoshop, and digital graphics educators in the world – techniques the winner can then pass on to his/her students.

Rhonda was nominated by photographer, Photoshop instructor, and Adobe digital imaging evangelist Julieanne Kost, who met Rhonda while she was teaching one of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops. Julieanne was impressed with her unique artistic style and background, but it was Rhonda’s dedication to teaching passion for the creative process and her overall willingness to “go an extra mile” to ensure the learning and success of her students.

About Rhonda Shand
Rhona lives in Pittsburg, Kan., and is an associate professor of art at Pittsburg State University. She is also the founder and creative force behind Creative Hub Studio, a central place where people can participate in or be provided with a range of artistic services, including photography, portraits, illustration and murals. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried national exhibitions, as well as various publications.

About Photoshop World
Photoshop World Conference & Expo is sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated and produced by NAPP. NAPP is the largest graphic design and digital imaging association worldwide, and is the leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® training, news, reviews, and education. For more information, visit www.photoshopuser.com.

About NAPP
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a dynamic trade association, and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association keeping its members on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop techniques and technology. Visit Photoshop User more information.

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