San Luis Obispo, CA May 5, 2021 — The College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly University recently honored Laura Lawton, President and Owner of Lawton Printing in Spokane, WA, with their Distinguished Alumna Award.

As a very involved leader in the Spokane, Cal Poly and print industry communities, Laura’s involvement and mentorship was recognized by the School of Liberal Arts.  She has served as a role model for women in a historically male-dominated industry.

Laura is one of the few women in the printing industry to be inducted into the Printing Hall of Fame, said the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Phillip J. Williams, Ph.D.  I’m incredibly excited to be able to honor Laura Lawton with this award.”

Cal Poly recognizes Honored Alumni each year, acknowledging those who have made an impact in communities and industries throughout California and beyond.

“I feel very lucky to have had the career I’ve had so far.  I have many great mentors who have helped me.  And I have a great family where we are all in this together,” said Lawton when asked about her experience.

About Laura Lawton

Laura graduated from Cal Poly University in 1990.  After graduation, Laura returned to Spokane to join her family’s business. Laura Lawton is President and Owner of Lawton Printing, Inc., located in Spokane, WA. She is the fourth generation to join the family business becoming President in October 2001.

She has served in leadership positions on more than a dozen boards of directors in the Spokane community and in her industry.  In her personal life, Laura loves great wine, traveling, her two grown children and family.

Lawton has been part of the print, marketing, and communications industry in Spokane for more than 80 years.  The company started as a full-service printing company and has evolved to a communications partner for their clients specializing in the production of exceptional print, digital and personalized marketing.