Jostens Renaissance Recognizes Outstanding Educators
2012 Coordinators of the Year and Hall of Fame members celebrated at Jostens Renaissance 21st National Conference
Minneapolis - Aug 10, 2012

Jostens has announced the 2012 educators who were inducted into the Jostens® Renaissance® Hall of Fame at the 21st annual Jostens Renaissance National Conference on July 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. The Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame honor is presented to educators who demonstrate exceptional leadership and results to inspire academic achievement. They have also made a significant impact supporting the program at both the state and national level. In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, five educators were named Jostens Renaissance Coordinators of the Year for program accomplishments in their school.

The Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame members and Coordinators of the Year received honorary rings and awards from special guests Medal of Honor recipients Lt. Colonel Hal Fritz and Colonel Jack Jacobs, along with Charley Nelson, Director of Jostens Renaissance.

2012 Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame Inductees

Judy Gore, Highland High School, Highland, New Jersey

Valerie Vera-Mineer, Canyon Hills Junior High School, Chino Hills, California

Ron Ward, North West Hendricks School Corporation, Lizton, Indiana

2012 Jostens Renaissance Coordinators of the Year

Brian Baca, Los Lunas Schools, Los Lunas, New Mexico

Paul Dols, Monrovia High School, Monrovia, California

Samantha Grimes, Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier, Tennessee

Dana Sanders, Los Lunas Schools, Los Lunas, New Mexico

Penny Therrien, Tumwater High School, Tumwater, Washington

"Jostens is honored to recognize these distinguished educators as members of Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame and Coordinators of the Year," said Charley Nelson, director, Educator Services, Jostens. "Through their passion and dedication, these awardees have impacted academic performance, attendance and behavior. They have positively impacted school culture and climate for students, families and communities."

Schools across the US and Canada use Jostens Renaissance to inspire students to achieve higher grade point averages, increase attendance and help improve the overall school atmosphere and culture. Through strategies, practices and connections to successful schools that are part of the Jostens Renaissance network, the program demonstrates how well-designed recognition of all students, faculty and staff can improve academic performance, increase graduation rates and build school spirit. More information about Jostens Renaissance is available at

About Jostens
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The Company's products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.


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