Clemson's award winners

Clemson University has announced that Mark Walker Bartz is the Packaging World Outstanding Science Senior for Fall 2017 while Virginia Ellis has been named the Dr. Robert Testin Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award winner for Fall 2017.

A graduating senior majoring in Packaging Science with a minor in Food Science, Bartz is the youngest of three siblings, all of whom attended Clemson. During his time at Clemson, he achieved a 3.97 GPA and was able to work for HAVI and DowDupont in separate internships. He spent a year working at Clemson Blue Cheese and researched with Dr. Greg Batt in the Clemson University Sonoco Packaging Testing and Material Evaluating Lab. Outside of the classroom, he served as a Clemson Life Mentor for three years and was a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Upon graduation, Bartz will be working full-time with DowDupont in Midland, MI, as a member of their Material Handling Tech Center.

Also a senior at Clemson, Ellis is studying Packaging Science with an emphasis in food and healthcare packaging. She has worked part-time as the Undergraduate Lab Manager for the Cryovac Flavour Mark Laboratory on campus, where she has worked with a variety of food and packaging companies on different research projects. During the spring semester of 2017, she completed a co-op with Campbell Soup Co.

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