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PGSF Announces Spring Graduates, Scholarship Success

Friday, July 10, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - On behalf of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Board of Directors and donors, PGSF would like to extend congratulations and very best wishes to the PGSF spring graduates of 2015.

“As you embark upon your future, please know that we at PGSF have been extremely proud to have assisted you during your undergraduate careers,” said Bernie Eckert, PGSF administrator.  “We look forward to you becoming successful leaders of the printing industry by giving back your enthusiasm, talent, and the experience you have gained.”

Following is a list of the scholarship students who are graduating from their programs this spring and summer. Included with some of the listing are quotations provided by the graduates.
 
Heather Ashe
Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University
 
Vilte Bacinskaite
Santa Rosa, California
Prescott College
 
Caleb Bailey*
Central, South Carolina
Clemson University
 
Megan Baron*
Newark, Delaware
Lebanon Valley College
 
Aubree Berg*
Freeland, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
GaBrielle Boyd
Jerome, Idaho
Idaho State University
 
Chantel Camping*
Templeton, California
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
 
“None of this would be possible without your continued financial support. I’m looking forward to using the skills I have learned in the real graphic communication industry. Thank you so much for your generosity.” C. Camping

Tyler Casey*
King City, California
Azusa Pacific University
 
Bethany Chatterton
Onslow, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
 
Bryce Chismire
Ridgeway, Colorado
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
 
Tyler Christofferson
Dewitt, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
Tommie Collins
Maywood, Illinois
Hampton University
 
Olivia Cookfair
Brookfield, Connecticut
Rochester Institute of Technology
 
“I can’t thank PGSF enough for the opportunities this scholarship has given me, and it couldn’t have been possible without the donors of PGSF.” O. Cookfair
 
Samantha Coulter
Lewiston, Idaho
Lewis-Clark State College
 
“Thanks to your efforts and support. I am confident that the field of graphic communications will be given new life in the form of inspired students who are entering the field.” S. Coulter
 
Morgan Dalman
Three Rivers, Michigan
Western Michigan University
 
Lynette DeGeorge*
Michigan Center, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
Logan Emser
Ashland, Ohio
Kent State University
 
Bruno Forcine
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia University
 
Laura Garvin*
Lexington, South Carolina
Clemson University
 
Kaleb Grine*
Tiffin, Ohio
Bowling Green University
 
Kelsy-Ann Hayes
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Stout
 
Alissa Hicks
Magna, Utah
Salt Lake Community College
 
Christina Hillman*
Springfield, Georgia
Pratt Institute
 
Philip Iacona
Aston, Pennsylvania
Stevenson University
 
Mary Long
Silverstreet, South Carolina
Clemson University
 
Able Marquez
Clovis, California
Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
 
“I really appreciate and value the opportunities that the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation has given me. I believe the power of education is a responsibility, a call to act and be a good example of leadership. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for your generosity. Thank you.” Abel Marquez
 
Rachel McKinzie Wallace
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Pittsburg State University
 
Zachery Minor*
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Pittsburg State University
 
Ashlyn Neiffer
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania
 
Erin Nuss
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Millersville University
 
Shreyas Pathak
Western Michigan University
 
Kelsey Pledger
Mcknightstown, Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University

Mickayla Preston
San Diego, California
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
 
Joseph Raiton
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona State University
 
Naveen Rajadhyaksha
Liberty, Illinois
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
 
Eric Robinson
Bay City, Texas
California University of PA
 
Shannon Rogers*
Lexington, South Carolina
University of South Carolina
 
Ian Safranschi
Plymouth, Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology
 
Matthew Seeman*
Bally, Pennsylvania
Rochester Institute of Technology
 
“Thank you so much for your continued support. Because of your help, I can continue into the working world a lot more secure than I would have been. Your help has truly shaped my life.” M. Seeman
 
Kelsey Seibt*
McHenry, Illinois
Rochester Institute of Technology
 
Brian Siegfried
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester Institute of Technology
 
Whitney Smith
Jackson, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
Chelsea Studenski
Foley, Minnesota
University of South Dakota
 
Samantha Suyemato
Valencia, California
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
 
Laura Thomsen*
Bettendorf, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
 
Caraline Visuri
Dowagiac, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
Heather Wauldron
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Ferris State University
 
Caroline Weaver
Turbeville, South Carolina
Clemson University
 
Paige Willman
Cary, North Carolina
Appalachian State University
 
Danielle Wood
Forresthill, Carolina
California Polytechnic State University
 
Kao Mee Xiong
Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Technical College
 
Brayan Zavala
Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee
 
*Denotes four-year scholarship recipients

The PGSF Board of Directors recently approved $410,000 to be awarded for scholarships in the 2014–2015 academic years. More than two hundred college students attending 78 schools are receiving financial assistance through PGSF each year. However, many more deserving scholarship applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. Information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF program administrator, at 412-259-1740 or beckert@printing.org.   You can also visit www.pgsf.org.

 

Discussion

By Douglas Yeager on Jul 10, 2015

Congratulations to all graduates. Join the PGSF Facebook Page to view comments and videos from all scholarship recipients and see what industry college students are doing to support the future of our industry.

 

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