PGSF Spring Graduates 2015

July 8, 2015 | Posted in: PGSF News

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 8, 2015—On behalf of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Board of Directors and donors, PGSF would like to extend congratulations and very best wishes to the PGSF spring graduates of 2015.

“As you embark upon your future, please know that we at PGSF have been extremely proud to have assisted you during your undergraduate careers,” said Bernie Eckert, PGSF administrator.  “We look forward to you becoming successful leaders of the printing industry by giving back your enthusiasm, talent, and the experience you have gained.”

Following is a list of the scholarship students who are graduating from their programs this spring and summer. Included with some of the listing are quotations provided by the graduates.

Heather Ashe
Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University

Vilte Bacinskaite
Santa Rosa, California
Prescott College

Caleb Bailey*
Central, South Carolina
Clemson University
Megan Baron*
Newark, Delaware
Lebanon Valley College
Aubree Berg*
Freeland, Michigan
Ferris State University

GaBrielle Boyd
Jerome, Idaho
Idaho State University

Chantel Camping*
Templeton, California
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
“None of this would be possible without your continued financial support. I’m looking forward to using the skills I have learned in the real graphic communication industry. Thank you so much for your generosity.” C. Camping

Tyler Casey*
King City, California
Azusa Pacific University
Bethany Chatterton
Onslow, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Bryce Chismire
Ridgeway, Colorado
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Tyler Christofferson
Dewitt, Michigan
Ferris State University

Tommie Collins
Maywood, Illinois
Hampton University

Olivia Cookfair
Brookfield, Connecticut
Rochester Institute of Technology
“I can’t thank PGSF enough for the opportunities this scholarship has given me, and it couldn’t have been possible without the donors of PGSF.” O. Cookfair
Samantha Coulter
Lewiston, Idaho
Lewis-Clark State College
“Thanks to your efforts and support. I am confident that the field of graphic communications will be given new life in the form of inspired students who are entering the field.” S. Coulter
Morgan Dalman
Three Rivers, Michigan
Western Michigan University
Lynette DeGeorge*
Michigan Center, Michigan
Ferris State University
Logan Emser
Ashland, Ohio
Kent State University

Bruno Forcine
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia University
Laura Garvin*
Lexington, South Carolina
Clemson University

Kaleb Grine*
Tiffin, Ohio
Bowling Green University
Kelsy-Ann Hayes
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Alissa Hicks
Magna, Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Christina Hillman*
Springfield, Georgia
Pratt Institute

Philip Iacona
Aston, Pennsylvania
Stevenson University

Mary Long
Silverstreet, South Carolina
Clemson University
Able Marquez
Clovis, California
Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
“I really appreciate and value the opportunities that the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation has given me. I believe the power of education is a responsibility, a call to act and be a good example of leadership. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for your generosity. Thank you.” Abel Marquez
Rachel McKinzie Wallace
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Pittsburg State University

Zachery Minor*
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Pittsburg State University
Ashlyn Neiffer
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania

Erin Nuss
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Millersville University

Shreyas Pathak
Western Michigan University
Kelsey Pledger
Mcknightstown, Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University
Mickayla Preston
San Diego, California
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

Joseph Raiton
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona State University

Naveen Rajadhyaksha
Liberty, Illinois
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Eric Robinson
Bay City, Texas
California University of PA

Shannon Rogers*
Lexington, South Carolina
University of South Carolina

Ian Safranschi
Plymouth, Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology
Matthew Seeman*
Bally, Pennsylvania
Rochester Institute of Technology 
“Thank you so much for your continued support. Because of your help, I can continue into the working world a lot more secure than I would have been. Your help has truly shaped my life.”
M. Seeman

Kelsey Seibt*
McHenry, Illinois
Rochester Institute of Technology
Brian Siegfried
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester Institute of Technology

Whitney Smith
Jackson, Michigan
Ferris State University

Chelsea Studenski
Foley, Minnesota
University of South Dakota
Samantha Suyemato
Valencia, California
Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
Laura Thomsen*
Bettendorf, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa

Caraline Visuri
Dowagiac, Michigan
Ferris State University
Heather Wauldron
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Ferris State University
Caroline Weaver
Turbeville, South Carolina
Clemson University

Paige Willman
Cary, North Carolina
Appalachian State University
Danielle Wood
Forresthill, Carolina
California Polytechnic State University
Kao Mee Xiong
Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Technical College

Brayan Zavala
Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee

*Denotes four-year scholarship recipients

The PGSF Board of Directors recently approved $410,000 to be awarded for scholarships in the 2014–2015 academic years. More than two hundred college students attending 78 schools are receiving financial assistance through PGSF each year. However, many more deserving scholarship applicants are turned down due to a lack of funds. Information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF program administrator, at 724-553-4028 or You can also visit