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Annual Student Dialogue Dinner

By AICC Staff

April 6, 2016

This past February 24, the evening before ICPF’s Career in Corrugated Packaging & Displays Teleconference, 18 select students from Bowling Green State University, Clemson University, Illinois State, Michigan State University, and Millersville University joined teleconference speakers and local industry executives for dinner to learn more about corrugated packaging and display industry careers. The industry speakers for the teleconference as well as half a dozen additional regional executives participated in the student dialogue dinner.

The students from Bowling Green State University, Clemson University, Illinois State, and Millersville University were flown in as ICPF’s special guests. These students joined the MSU student audience the next day to view ICPF’s Careers in Corrugated Teleconference, gaining a unique perspective by observing their remotely accessed campuses and fellow students’ participation from the PBS broadcast site in Michigan.

For more information on the students and executives who participated, visit The résumés of these students, as well as those of other qualified upcoming graduates, can be accessed by ICPF corporate partners and potential partners that post student internships or full-time, entry-level openings on ICPF’s Career Portal.

9th Annual Holiday Weekend in New York—Sign Up Early and Save!

Registration is now open for ICPF’s Holiday Weekend in New York, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, December 9–11, 2016. ICPF’s New York holiday event this past December was sold out by August. To ensure participation, ICPF recommends registration by June 30, and save $100 with early bird registration. Registration forms may be obtained by emailing Bring your spouse or guest for the Friday opening reception at The View, New York’s only revolving lounge with a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline. Enjoy the Saturday matinée of one of Broadway’s latest hits and the Saturday night reception and dinner at the renowned 21 Club. There will be free time throughout the weekend for shopping, museums, and touring New York’s holiday season sights—all while supporting ICPF’s educational mission.

Haglund Nomination Fund Launched

ICPF has announced it is accepting tax-deductible donations to support the nomination of Jim Haglund (Central Package & Display) into ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders, which recognizes and honors exceptional individuals and leaders in the industry. Nomination contributions support ICPF’s work to advance corrugated curricula at colleges and universities, and its multiple programs to promote corrugated packaging and displays careers to students.

Haglund has served as a long-term leader for both AICC and ICPF. AICC and ICPF hope the donation goal of $15,000 will be reached by April 30 in order to recognize Jim this year at the AICC and ICPF fall meetings in Orlando. (This award recognition would be a surprise to Haglund and his wife, so please do not mention it to them or to others who are not aware that it would be a surprise.)

We are halfway to the goal and hope you will join in funding this recognition. Mail your tax-deductible check, made payable to ICPF, to:

International Corrugated Packaging Foundation

113 S. West St., 3rd Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

(Please write “Jim Haglund” in the check’s note margin.)

Those making donations will be recognized during the induction, in a press release, and on ICPF’s website. For more on ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders, visit

Wasatch Container Pledges $50,000

Wasatch Container became the most recent ICPF corporate partner by pledging $50,000 to support the foundation’s educational mission.

“For a number of years, Wasatch Container has been well aware of ICPF’s successful work in advancing corrugated packaging and displays curricula at colleges and universities across the country. However, I personally learned how effective its resources are in recruiting student interns and new graduates after working with ICPF to recruit a Michigan State packaging student for an internship this past summer,” says Jerry Frisch, Wasatch president and owner. “We look forward to using ICPF’s special resources to assist in our recruitment of packaging engineering, business, and related graduates for our future. Of particular interest to Wasatch Container is ICPF’s ongoing work with university packaging programs in the Midwest and Northwest, like the University of Wisconsin–Stout and Lewis-Clark State College.”

HeadshotRichard Flaherty is president of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation.

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