New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Prism Luncheon to Honor Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula M. Burns

   New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Prism
     Luncheon to Honor Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula M. Burns on June 13

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NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013

Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI, Named Luncheon Chairman

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board of the
NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Graphic
Communications Management and Technology (GCMT) graduate program has selected
Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox (NYSE: XRX), as
the winner of the 2013 Prism Award. Presented annually, the Prism Award
recognizes distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media

Sponsored by the NYU-SCPS Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management
and Technology program, the 2013 Prism Award will be presented to Burns on
Thursday, June 13, 2013 during the 27^th Annual Prism Award Luncheon, which
will be held at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include: Steve Forbes, chairman and
editor-in-chief of Forbes Media LLC; Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and
chief executive officer of RR Donnelley; Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, former executive
vice president, HP's Imaging and Printing Group; Cathleen Black, former
chairman of Hearst Magazines; Antonio M. Perez, president and CEO of Eastman
Kodak Company; Anne M. Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox
Corporation; and Janet L. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of
The New York Times.

The net proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help to fund student
scholarships, as well as student and program support for the NYU-SCPS GCMT
graduate program, which prepares the next generation of media communications
industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised
millions of dollars for scholarships for students in the GCMT program.

"I am grateful for the honor," said Burns, who is a graduate of the
Polytechnic Institute of NYU. "This award reminds me of our obligation to the
next generation of graphic communications professionals, and I share the
enthusiasm for an industry that has seen much change, and for the
possibilities yet to come."

"Like Xerox, EFI is 100 percent committed to this remarkable media
communications program that is internationally known for producing tomorrow's
managers," said EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) CEO Guy Gecht, whom Burns selected as this
year's Prism Luncheon chair.

"Over the years, hundreds of students have benefitted from Prism Award
scholarship funds that total several million dollars," noted Advisory Board
Co-Chairs Martin Maloney, chairman of Broadford & Maloney, Inc., and Kathy
Presto, vice president, strategic sourcing, of Williams Lea North America. "It
is very gratifying to see students earn their master's degrees and to move on
to positions of growing managerial responsibility in the media communications

"Our companies have sponsored the NYU-SCPS GCMT program and have supported
student scholarships through Prism for several years," said Prism Committee
Co-Chairs Laura C. Reid, vice president of production at Hearst Magazines, and
William 'Buzz' Apostol, vice president, sales, Americas at X-Rite/Pantone Inc.
"We believe that print and media organizations have the responsibility to take
media communications management to the next level."

Tickets for the Prism Award Luncheon are priced from $750 per person to $6,000
for a sponsor's table of eight and $10,000 for a co-chairmanship (which
includes a dais seat as well as a table of eight). Tables, ticket
reservations, and additional information are available through the NYU-SCPS
Office of Development. Contact Melissa Malebranche at 212‑998‑6950, by fax at
212‑995‑3663, or by e-mail at Visit to learn more about the Prism Award Luncheon and

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS ( is one of NYU's several
degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The
reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and
applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York
region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate,
undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate
and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management;
Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media,
Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public
Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts;
Translation and Interpreting; Management and Information Technology; and
Finance and Taxation. More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members
collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and
lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that attract
nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the
School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and
professional communities, as evidenced by 55,000 annual enrollments in
individual courses, specialized certificate programs, conferences, workshops,
seminars, and public events. The School's community is enriched by more than
25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest
speakers, and advisory board members.

SOURCE NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Contact: Syd Steinhardt, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies,
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