Last Thursday & Friday, Todd and I attended the first annual P3 Forum. The event was put on by the Clemson Packaging Graphics Alumni Association. This group was formed last year to help foster the development of new talent in our industry, promote practical problem solving of real world challenges our industry is facing, allow networking of fellow Packaging Science and Graphic Communications Alumni, and act as a unified voice to let the department know what KSAs we need from the gradates entering the workforce. Overall, the content was great and fostered a lot of really good discussion and group exercises. Over 30 attendees registered for the event including representatives from Tyson, Autumn Graphics, Schawk, Prototype, SGS, Cryovac, International Paper and Coveris.
In addition, all the proceeds from Sponsors, Registrations, and Donors were donated back to the Graphics Communications in Tyler Mills’ name. These funds will be used to ensure students interested in packaging have the opportunity to engage the industry through attendance of events like, FTA Forum & Pack Expo. I would also like to personally Thank Cyber Graphics and Bryce for making a special donation to the event which enabled us to raise over $13,000 dollars. Brooke, Mom, Dad, Step Mom, Step Dad, Aunt and Uncle joined us for the last part of the forum for the donation in his honor and made $2000 in donations themselves. The University gave Brooke, Mom and Dad custom framed pictures of Godfrey Hall that was printed in my advanced screen printing class in 2003 in memory of Tyler.