PPEF Awards College Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Keith Vincent
972-258-3040 

Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards $72,000 In College Scholarships
Irving, Texas, (June 21, 2010) Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of $72,000 awarded in college scholarships for 2010.  

Scholarships are presented in the following categories:
Four-Year College Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Achievement
($4,000, awarded $1,000 annually for four years)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents entering a four-year accredited college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2010. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Scholarships are renewable for the four years of college, provided that the student meets the minimum GPA requirement and current employment in the promotional products industry is maintained by the student or parent.

2010 Recipients:

Alexandra Baker, Louisville, Kentucky
Susan Baker, Tastefully Yours Inc.

Reagan Barr, Coleman, Texas
Jody Barr. Hickman Advertising

Will Cronin, Elmhurst, Illinois
Bob Cronin, MAC Graphics Group, Inc.

Cosette DeChant, Madison, Wisconsin
Dan DeChant, Seville Corporation

Jordyn Fenner San Marcos, California
Heather Cooper, Fenner & Associates

Chelsea Goldinger, East Rockaway, New York
Peggy Goldinger, Creative Promos Plus

Miriam Kae, Torrance, California
Ben Kae, Apparel Sourcing International

Sam Reisbaum, Tamarac, Florida
Harris Reisbaum, Harris Reisbaum Inc.

Dylan Rupert, Seattle, Washington
Janet Tupper, BDA, Inc.

Harrison Saylor, Flowery Branch, Georgia
David Saylor, Chattahoochee Marketing Group

Chairman’s College Scholarship
($5,000, awarded $2,500 annually for two years)

($5,000, awarded $2,500 annually for two years)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents entering their junior year of college, actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an academic field related to promotional products and expressing a clear intent to enter the promotional products industry after graduation. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Scholarships are renewable for the junior and senior years of college, provided that the student meets the minimum GPA requirement and current employment in the promotional products industry is maintained by the student or parent.

2010 Recipients:

Kelsey Stratton, Paoli, Pennsylvania, Attending Penn State University
Kathy Stoeri, That's Sew Cool

Timothy Weisberg, Camarillo, California, Attending Cornell University
Nancy Lee Phillips, SAAC

New This Year- Vincent J. Arena Scholarship
($1,000- nonrenewable)

($1,000- nonrenewable)

Named for Vincent J. Arena, former PPAI board member, PPAI Hall of Fame inductee and Counselor Person of the Year who passed away in 2005 at the age of 93,this scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents attending a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate college or university. Students must take at least six credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply.

2010 Recipients:

Leah Thyberg, Clarksville, Maryland
Carl Thyberg, Triton Business

New This Year- Friends of PPMN Scholarship
($1,000- nonrenewable)

($1,000- nonrenewable)

This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time industry employee for undergraduate or graduate level coursework at an accredited college or university.

2010 Recipient:

Randolph Wilt, Austin, Texas, University of Texas-
Austin Self, Bells Promotional Products

One-Year College Scholarship
($1,000- nonrenewable)

($1,000- nonrenewable)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents attending a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate college or university. Students must take at least six credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply.

2010 Recipients:

Stephen Albright, Greenfield Center, New York, Brown University
Eileen Albright, T-Shirt Graphics

Stephanie Allen, Lake Jackson, Texas, Baylor University
Joseph C. Allen, Detail Products Inc.

Jordan Anderson, Fairview, Oregon
Jeff Anderson, Proforma Prosource

Ryan Bathe, Plymouth, Minnesota, University of Southern California
Ellie Bathe, High Five

Chelsey Beese, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Karl Beese, WorkflowOne

Jacob Berlin, Orem, Utah
John Berlin, AdValue

Amanda Black, Colleyville, Texas
Bob Black, Identity Group Inc.

Kari Carlson, Roseville, California San Diego State University
Becki Carlson, Hometown Imprints & Promotions

Wesley Coleman, Fayetteville, Texas
Scott Coleman Signature Promotions

Jeffrey E. Cox Wilmington, North Carolina, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Kathy Cox, Sizemore Printing

Rachel L. Cox Newark, Delaware, Georgetown University
Nancy Quade, New Image Inc.

Kevin Davis, Tulsa, Oklahoma
James M. Davis, Ad Associates, Inc.

Stephanie Diaz, Tracy, California
Karen Diaz, PDQ Promotions

Jael Goldstein, Morton Grove, Illinois, Barnard College
Irwin Goldstein, HALO Branded Solutions

Evelyn Goliday, Indianapolis, Indiana, Wesleyan University
Self, Norwood Promotional Products Indiana

Matthew Graf Carol, Stream, Illinois
James A. Graf Technigrafic Solutions Inc.

Genevieve Hager, Utica, Ohio
Pamela M. Hager, Hickory Grove Designs

William Haley, IV, Montgomery, Texas
Caryn E. Haley, Formations Printing

Kenneth Henry, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Carolyn A. Henry, Proforma Shoreline Graphics

David Herzka Roslyn, New York, Duke University
Leslie Herzka, AIA/ColorPre

Cassandra Higbea, Defiance, Ohio
Connie Higbea, Higbea Embroidery

Luke Iannuzzi, Auburn, Alabama
Frank "Tony" Iannuzzi, Russell Corp.

Jodi James, Hernando, Mississippi
Robin James, Embroidery And More

Kathryn Jensen, San Mateo, California
Sandra Yee-Jensen, Brown and Bigelow

Rita Jokerst, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, Truman State University
Thomas E. Jokerst, Financial Supply, Inc.

Taylor Kerman, Houston, Texas
Donna "Marlene" Diaz, Flagship Promotional Services

Joseph "Leighton" Kountz, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Joie N. Kountz, Market Link Industries, Inc.

Abbey Laclede, Galveston, Texas
Chris Laclede Marketing Specialties

Samantha Littlepage, Richmond, Texas St. Edward's University
Lori & Chuck Littlepage, Ice Blue Advertising

Cody Lundie, Rapid City, South Dakota South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Tammy Lundie, Team Marketing

Erika Lunsford, Los Fresnos, Texas Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Rick G. Lunsford, Team Graphix & Awards

Taylor Maher, Venetia, Pennsylvania
Jacqueline Maher, A-Link Printing & Promotions

Shannon Martineau, Sabattus, Maine, University of New England
Blaine Martineau, Geiger/G4 Services

Kaci McCleary, Newton, Iowa Iowa State University
Bobette McCleary, Newton Manufacturing

Hillary McManus, Alpharetta, Georgia
John "Jack" McManus, Promotional Outfitters, Inc.

Kendall McManus, Fresno, California
Kitty McManus, Jack Nadel International

Elizabeth Miller, Colleyville, Texas
Tom Miller, The Miller Company

Mary Kathryn Moore Lincoln, Nebraska, Oklahoma City University
Mary Sue Moore, The Vernon Company

Elizabeth Oehme, Aurora, Missouri
Rob Oehme, Forms Plus Printing, Inc.

Jessica Padilla Warwick, Rhode Island University of Rhode Island
Marlena Padilla, BIC Graphic Corporation

Denise Pezzulo, Merrick, New York, The New School-Parsons School of Design
William A. Pezzulo, J.W.'s Wholesale

Mitchell Phillips, Lutz, Florida University of Miami
Charlotte Phillips, BIC Graphic

Alexandra Schober, Newark, New York
Alan Schober, Arcadia Sports and Awards

Julian "Kevin" Shutzberg, Atlanta, Georgia
Leonard Shutzberg, Americo Manufacturing Co. 

Rachel N. Smith, Crown Point, Indiana Indiana Wesleyan University
Kevin S. Smith, Doulos Design, Inc.

Christina Stainer, Fulda, Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University
James Stainer, Fey/Blackbourn

Linnea Swanson, St. Paul, Minnesota
MJ Dempsey Swanson, Brown and Bigelow

Peter Szidik, Grand Rapids, Michigan University of Dayton
David E. Szidik, Proforma Infinite Marketing Solutions

Ryan Teter, Columbia, Missouri
Kammie Teter, White Dog Promotions LLC

Cassandra Tuggle, Melbourne, Florida University of Central Florida
Deborah I. Tuggle, MD's Unique Creations

Megan Waletzko, Lakeville, Minnesota
Steve Waletzko, E Group Inc.

Katrina Weisbecker, Watertown, Wisconsin Lewis & Clark College
David Weisbecker, AIA/Mainstreet Promotions

Lyndsey Wheeler, Alexandria, Virginia
Barbara Cantwell-Wheeler, Integrated Business Forms

Allyson Zimmerman, Pittstown, New Jersey
Stephen Zimmerman, Beach House Logos

Christine Zuercher, Dayton, Ohio University of Dayton
Randall Zuercher, Premier Promotions

To learn more about applying for the 2011 scholarships, log on to www.ppef.us and click on the application forms. The application deadline for 2011 is March 15, 2011. Please direct questions to Sara Besly.

PPEF was founded to recognize and encourage scholastic ability and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $842,000 in financial assistance.



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