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The Pulp and Paper Foundation & College of Natural Resources at NC State University is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Phillips Family Leadership Incentive. This unique program was made possible by a $1 million endowment from the Richard and Mary Phillips Family.


The endowment creates $20,000 awards to recognize paper science and engineering students in the Forest Biomaterials department who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement, leadership and service, and who have expressed a strong interest in business and professional success.

The Phillips Incentive will allow the recipients to pursue a minor in business from the Poole College of Management at NC State University in addition to their Paper Science and Engineering degree. Congratulations to Joe McDonald (left) and Patrick Leasure (right), the 2014 recipients of the Phillips Family Leadership Incentive Award.

Joe McDonaldpatrick leasure