9th Annual Teleconference Breaks Another Participation Record
March 11, 2008  
Alexandria, VA…… This past February 20, ICPF ninth annual ICPF Careers in Corrugated Teleconference was beamed live to packaging and graphic design students and faculty.  ICPF broke last year’s record of 13 participating institutions, with a record 14 colleges and universities and an estimated 400 students participating.  The annual ICPF conference is conducted to inform and further educate students and faculty about the corrugated packaging and display industry, and the many career opportunities it offers. Participating colleges and universities included Ball State University, Cal Poly State, Clemson University, University of Florida, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Millersville University (PA), North Carolina A&T, Pennsylvania College of Technology, South Central College (MN), Thaddeus Stevens College (PA), VA Tech, Western Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Other planned participants that were unable to participate due to last minute local technical difficulties and illnesses on campus included, respectively, Christian Brothers University and Fox Valley Technical College
Through the support and participation of ICPF industry partners, the annual Teleconference fielded another dynamic panel presentation. Topics presented by industry panelists included: An Industry of Opportunity: Global, Sustainable, Inspirational Careers (Gene Marino, Jr., President & CEO, Innerpac, Inc.);Graphic Design with Corrugated Production in Mind (Tracie Thomas, Display Manager, IDEAL, Inc.); Ink & Corrugated: A Sustainable Partnership (George Sickinger, President & CEO, Color Resolutions International); and Corrugated Cradle to Gate: Sustainability Opportunities (Debbra Johnson, Market Segment Lead, DuPont Packaging Graphics).  The presentation was moderated by Brett Kirkpatrick, Vice President of Operations, Bay Cities Packaging.  
During the conference, the top student teams from AICC’s 2007 Student Corrugated Design Contest also pitched their winning entries from their respective campuses to their peers across the U.S.  The student presenters explained their entries’ structure & graphic application, and were judged on the spot during the live interactive conference.  Congratulations to Steven Munio, Angelica Li, and Jesse Dundon for their winning entry and presentation of ““Mustang Sports Snacks”.  The California Polytechnic State University student team won the top award in this sixth annual “Best of the Best” design competition, taking home a purse of $1,500.00 and an ICPF grant of $2,500.00 for Cal Poly to further advance its corrugated curriculum. 
Second place and a purse of $1,000.00 were awarded to Michigan State’s Jennie Macaluso, Ashley Schmiege & Maria Darsono for their entry and presentation of their display "Super SuperCorr Expo".  Clemson University’s Doug Piper was awarded third place prize of $750.00 for his presentation of "Chateau Bordeaux" packaging.  And, Cal Poly’s Eric Kvihaug earned fourth place and $500.00 for his presentation of “Brochure Display for SuperCorrExpo 2008".
For more information, contact ICPF at www.careersincorrugated.org or 703.549.8580.

Co?sponsored by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters and the Fibre Box Association, ICPF’s mission is to generate a stream of increasingly qualified students to enter the corrugated industry, now and into the future.  ICPF is dedicated to the continued creation and building of partnerships within the education community, the granting of equipment for curriculum, the expansion of student internships within the industry and the promotion of corrugated career opportunities for packaging, business, accounting, marketing, engineering, environmental science, architecture, graphic design and tech graduates.
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation ? 113 South West Street ? Alexandria ? VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 549-8580 ? Fax: (703) 549-8670 ? Email: info@icpfbox.org