The PMMI Foundation along with the Garvey Corporation has selected Virginia Tech as the recipient of this year’s Mark Garvey Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, supports packaging education at more than 25 U.S. colleges, universities and technical schools.
“This was a difficult decision due to the quality of packaging programs at PMMI Partner Schools, but we were pleased to select Virginia Tech as the recipient school of the Mark C. Garvey Scholarship for 2016,” said Jake Garvey, director of OEM Sales, Garvey Corporation.
The student selected to receive the scholarship, Marlon Levy-Faigen, is a senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Packaging Systems and Design. Not only does he have a 3.56 GPA, he is the president of the IoPP student club and works as a research assistant to graduate students.
“Marlon took multiple classes with me and his performance was outstanding,” said Laszlo Horvath, assistant professor and director of the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, Virginia Tech. “He is the type of person who is consistently engaged during class. He demonstrates high-levels of leadership as president of our packaging club which has grown significantly in both size and quality of participation since he became president.”
PMMI established the Mark C. Garvey scholarship to honor the memory of Mark Garvey, former president and CEO of the Garvey Corporation, a past chairman of PMMI and long-time supporter of packaging education. Each fall, the Garvey family awards the scholarship to one PMMI Partner School that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the packaging industry. The school selects a student to receive the award based on GPA, major, commitment to the packaging industry, extracurricular involvement and financial need.
Each year, the PMMI Foundation provides $100,000 in scholarships to students majoring in packaging. Students must currently attend a PMMI Partner School to be eligible for PMMI Foundation scholarships. For more information on the PMMI Foundation, visit www.pmmi.org/scholarships.