PACK EXPO Scholarships awards $30,000 to support future workforce
Reston, Va.; Oct. 23, 2018 - Six PACK EXPO Scholarship recipients were recognized Oct. 15 at the annual PACK gives BACK™ networking reception, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, at PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14-17; McCormick Place, Chicago). The PMMI Foundation awards the scholarships annually to six students from PMMI Partner Schools, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
"This scholarship program shows how PMMI invests in the future packaging workforce," said Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. "PACK gives BACK is an attendee favorite year after year, and we're proud to support the education of next generation's industry leaders."
To qualify for the $5,000 individual scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate a financial need and major in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics or a related field.
2018 Winners of PACK EXPO Scholarships:
Philip Anjorin - Dunwoody College of Technology
Major: Industrial Controls and Robotics
Raymond Cummings - Clemson University
Major: Packaging Science
Crystal Daughtry - Community College of Allegheny County
Laura Kershaw - Rutgers University
Major: Packaging Engineering
Kate Quade - University of Wisconsin, Stout
Rachael Schodowski - Michigan State University
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.
Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.