Umbra co-founder receives honorary degree
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 6/27/2012 2:03:23 PM
Buffalo, NY - Les Mandelbaum, co-founder and president of Umbra, was presented with a 2012 Governor's Honorary Bachelor Degree in Applied Science from Toronto's Humber College. He was recognized for his success in the field of design, innovation and business. This is the highest award bestowed by Humber College.
"I am so grateful to receive this honor from an institution that has trained so many talented designers who have given Umbra and the world such outstanding products. We need educators like those here at Humber who listen and adapt to our changing world," Mandelbaum told the graduates.
Umbra's design team is involved on many levels with the school's industrial design program, including judging design competition and events, as well as offering outstanding Humber students design internships.
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