Industrial Technology and Packaging Scholarships

In spring 2015, the Orfalea College of Business awarded scholarships to 15 outstanding students to support their education at Cal Poly. Scholarships help ensure that the brightest students have the resources to fully participate in all of the Industrial Technology and Packaging Area’s Learn by Doing opportunities.

These scholarship funds represent several of nearly 100 partial and full student scholarships at the Orfalea College of Business. To make a direct impact on students and support a scholarship, visit

Scholarship Recipient
Tommy L. Jones Scholarship Tyler Harwood
Barry Banducci Family Scholarship Janel Takeda
Barry Banducci Family Scholarship Justin Connolly
Barry Banducci Family Scholarship Nick Abbatelli
Barry Banducci Family Scholarship Sarah Lawler
Nelson Smith Scholarship
Bert W. Martin Scholarship
Catlin Khamashta
Lockheed Martin Business Scholarship Autumn Lopez
Larry Bennett Memorial Award Christopher King
Roy Whleeler III Memorial Scholarship Hannah Giorgi
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Sarah Pilegard
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Patrick Salibi
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Reina Stephenson
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Sarah Ma
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Juli Pini
Bert W. Martin Scholarship Jack Mullen

Bill Zito Scholarship Awarded to Two Orfalea College Students

Orfalea College seniors Paul Marchetti and Katherine Worland were each honored with a Bill Zito Scholarship from the PMMI Education & Training Foundation. The $750 award recognizes their academic achievements and dedication to advancing their future careers in the packaging industry. To qualify, Paul and Katherine were required to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in packaging professions, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, indicate involvement in extracurricular activities, and receive a recommendation from a faculty member within the packaging program.

Bill Zito Scholarship winners

Bill Zito Scholarship winners, Paul Marchetti and Katherine Worland, with Dave Christy, Orfalea College of Business dean, and Dr. Jay Singh, director of the Cal Poly Packaging Program.

Cal Poly to Host IAPRI World Packaging Conference this Summer

Contact: Jay Singh – Cal Poly Packaging Program
Phone: 805-756-2129; Fax: 805-756-6111
In step with the celebration of the Cal Poly Packaging Program’s 25th anniversary, the program has been selected as the host of the 18th International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) Conference from June 17 to June 21, 2012. IAPRI meets annually, either at a symposium or a conference held on alternating years by one of the members of the association. The symposia are set up exclusively for IAPRI members, but the conferences are open to participation from key players in the packaging industry as well. Research areas covered at the Cal Poly conference will include: packaging materials and container; packaging for food and agriculture; distribution packaging; medical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical packaging; testing and standards; innovations and development, sustainability, active and intelligent packaging; hazardous and dangerous goods; and design, printing, and graphics.
Experts in the field in academia and industry will offer more than 200 presentations on the aforementioned topics, in addition to several keynote lectures. The Cal Poly Packaging Program will also work with Wiley’s Journal of Packaging Technology and Science to manage a peer-review track for full-length paper submissions at the conference. This will provide authors of manuscripts about the packaging industry the chance to be published in a special edition of the journal.

Approximately 500 attendees from more than 30 countries will gather for this educational event and networking opportunity. Dr. Jay Singh, director of the Cal Poly packaging program and IAPRI 2012 conference chair, noted the weight this conference carries, saying, “The IAPRI World Packaging conference will put the Cal Poly Packaging Program on the global map.” For more information about registration, sponsorship, or general questions, visit or contact Dr. Singh at


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