EDUCATION: Packaging grads win trip to Italy

In June, six recent college graduates of packaging programs traveled to Italy for two weeks as winners of the inagural Italian Packaging Technology award.

The award is sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission (Chicago, IL), one of its members—UCIMA, the Italian organization of packaging machinery builders, and the Packaging Education Forum. Students, selected by judges who read their essays, visited manufacturers in Italy as part of the program created to increase awareness and interest in Italian packaging machinery and technology. Students traveling included Bridget Archibald, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA; Dustin Armstrong, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Brantford, Ontario, Canada; Melisa Balkcom, University of Florida-Gainesville, Gainesville, FL; Thomas Berry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; I-Kon Chen, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA; and Matthew Mulvey, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. For more details, visit, or call ITC at 888/482-5872.

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