FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Keith Vincent
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.
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.
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
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.
Leah Thyberg, Clarksville, Maryland
Carl Thyberg, Triton Business
New This Year- Friends of PPMN Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time industry employee for undergraduate or graduate level coursework at an accredited college or university.
Randolph Wilt, Austin, Texas, University of Texas-
Austin Self, Bells Promotional Products
One-Year College Scholarship
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.
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.