Congratulations to PSE senior Manon Macallister for being awarded the TAPPI Engineering Division Scholarship!
The TAPPI Engineering Division is a group of hundreds of professionals with chemical and mechanical engineering backgrounds that work together throughout the year. This subset of TAPPI is split into several more specific technical committees that focus on solving problems, publishing papers, and planning conference sessions. Each year they award two scholarships, nationally, for undergraduate students pursuing a degree with the pulp and paper industry. The recipients were also recognized at the PEERS Technical Conference, which the division co-sponsors.
Manon is an excellent candidate to win this award. Not only does she excel academically, but she is also heavily involved in the College of Engineering and College of Natural Resources at NC State, as well as the Raleigh community as a whole. Within the College of Engineering she is an Engineering Ambassador and an Engineering Career Fair coordinator, making her very enthusiastic about the recruitment of new students. Within the Paper Science and Engineering department she is a member of the Student Advisory Committee for the Pulp and Paper foundation. She is also a dedicated brother of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity. Manon has ten months of work experience with International Paper, supporting her commitment to the industry. She has completed two summers and a spring with IP in Georgetown, SC in both the paper and pulp departments. This summer she will further her industry experiences with IP in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Upon receiving this prestigious award, Manon said “It was an incredible honor to have been selected as well as recognized publicly, and I am incredibly grateful to TAPPI for providing me with the scholarship. I have ten months of industrial experience with International Paper, which has pushed by graduation date further than anticipated. The scholarship from TAPPI has helped close the gap between what I can pay and the cost of an additional year, and has greatly helped my situation.”
By guest blogger: Sarah Pumphrey