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PMMI Announces Six PACK EXPO Scholarship Winners

The PMMI Foundation awarded $30,000 in PACK EXPO Scholarships to support the future workforce in packaging-related fields.

PACK EXPO Scholarship
PACK EXPO Scholarship


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 in 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 of 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, majoring in industrial controls and robotics
  • Raymond Cummings, Clemson University, majoring in packaging science
  • Crystal Daughtry, Community College of Allegheny County, majoring in mechatronics
  • Laura Kershaw, Rutgers University, majoring in packaging engineering
  • Kate Quade, University of Wisconsin, Stout, majoring in packaging
  • Rachael Schodowski, Michigan State University, majoring in packaging


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