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ICPF Funds New Kongsberg Table at Appalachian State University

By Caitlin Salaverria

November 13, 2023

Appalachian State University graphic communications management students celebrate their new Kongsberg X Edge 24 prototyping table. (Photo courtesy of ICPF.)

Students in the graphic communications management (GCM) program at Appalachian State University (App State) will be using new equipment this fall, provided by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The new Kongsberg X Edge 24 prototyping table replaces equipment previously awarded to App State’s GCM by ICPF in 2009, when the GCM first developed packaging curricula.

 “ICPF was thrilled to provide placement of this machine at Appalachian State University,” says ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “This donation will allow GCM to support and grow their corrugated packaging curricula and expand hands-on learning opportunities for students to prepare them for future careers in the packaging industry.”

Salaverria acknowledged the partnership between GCM program faculty George Glisan, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator; Yu-Ju (Mandy) Wu, associate professor; and advisory board member Bettylyn Krafft of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, who all helped make the donation happen.

“As an industry-sponsored foundation, ICPF has worked for the last 30 years to advance student and faculty knowledge of the industry and to promote development of a highly trained workforce,” Salaverria says. “We’ve provided over $13 million in donations of equipment and grants to universities and look forward to expanding our efforts over the coming years.”

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Caitlin Salaverria is president of ICPF.