Andrea Longacre, a senior at Clemson University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science with an emphasis in materials along with a minor in Engineering, has been named the Dr. Robert Testin Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award winner for Spring 2020. Longacre recently completed a Co-Op with Smith & Nephew, Inc. as a Packaging Project Co-Op. While at Clemson, she has been involved in two Packaging Science Creative Inquiries under Dr. Greg Batt. The first involved research on football facemasks to better understand how their performance degrades over time. The second involved consulting with Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions to develop packaging to better protect the glass they ship. Upon graduation in May of 2020, Andrea has accepted a position as a Development Engineer with Charter NEX Films in Blythewood, S.C.
Also, Ray Cummings, a senior at Clemson University pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science with an emphasis on Packaging Design and Graphics, was named the Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior. During his time as a student, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA while working each semester as an Assistant to the Registration Coordinator in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences and serving as an Orientation Ambassador for Packaging Science. He recently completed an R&D Packaging Co-op with PepsiCo’s beverage division in Chicago, leading projects across multiple brands. Through his coursework, he has collaborated with Clemson’s Athletic Department to develop recruitment materials for football prospects as well as acted as Exhibit Manager and Design Lead for Clemson’s Data Driven Package Design Booth at Pack Expo International 2018 in Chicago. Ray will graduate summa cum laude in May of 2020 and hopes to secure a position in the luxury packaging segment of the industry.