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Plastics Pioneers Association
Robert J. Martino
Tel: 1-914-478-0754 Fax: 478-0959


GREER, SC, -- January 7, 2003 -- The Plastics Pioneers Association, a society of industry leaders, has awarded $25,500 in $1500 Scholarships to 17 college students working toward careers in plastics, it was announced today by G. Palmer Humphrey, Managing Director.

This year's Scholarship awards continue an annual tradition begun by the Pioneers in 1988," said Humphrey. “The money for these grants consists of the earnings of a special fund based entirely on contributions from Association members.”

The Scholarship program is administered by the Plastics Institute of America, based at the University of Massachusetts / Lowell.

Awardees for the-2002/2004 school years are:

Trevor Beyeler
Brett L. Davidson
Neil P. Deskevich
Sean Dubois
Eric Lee Fleming
Stanley Fluit
David J. Graziola
Jacob Herr
Stephen Hiopick
Erica Hoover
Jonathan M. Huffman
Brian J Lambert
Joseph P. Latchaw
Matthew A. Learo
Shane Naughton
Teri Shearer
Nathan A. Weaver
  Pittsburg State University (KS)
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology
University of Massachusetts / Lowell
Vincennes University (IN)
Grand Rapids Comm College (MI)
Hudson Valley Comm College (NY)
Vincennes University (IN)
Penn State Erie
Pittsburg State University (KS)
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Dunwoody Institute (MN)
Penn-State Erie
State University of New York /Morrisville
C.H. McCann Technical School (MA)
Edison Community College (FL)
Pennsylvania College of Technology

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About The Plastics Pioneers Association

The Plastics Pioneers Association was founded in 1942 as a society dedicated to fostering friendship among long-standing members of the plastics industry. Today the Plastics Pioneers has two objectives: friendship and education. Membership is limited to 250. An applicant must have made some significant contribution to the industry and must have been employed in the industry for at least 30 years.

Managing director of the Pioneers is G. Palmer Humphrey, who is Chairman of R.C. Molding, Inc., 19 Freedom Court, Greer, SC 29650.


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