WEXLER JOINS NJPEC
Packaging Products, Inc. is proud to announce its joint venture with the
NJPEC (New Jersey Packaging Executive’s Club) Scholarship Program,
beginning in 2015.
hopes to foster and support education for single mothers, the $2,500
Pattie F. Wexler Women’s Packaging Professional Scholarship will be
awarded to a single mother who has proven herself to be a promising
student (part or full-time) pursuing a degree in the areas of packaging
and/or design (graduate or undergraduate).
A luminary and
female leader in the packaging community for over 35 years now,
cofounder and President of Wexler Packaging Products Pattie Wexler is a
firm believer in helping train the next generation of female packaging
professionals. “We’re very excited to be joining the NJPEC
Scholarship Program,” states Wexler.
entered the packaging industry in 1978 starting out as a salesperson
working for her father, Max Wexler, who founded Wexler Packaging
Products in 1974 as a small packaging supplies company selling to end
users in the PA/NJ/DE area. In 1996 Pattie officially took over as the
President and head of Wexler Packaging Products, Inc.
Also an active
member of WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Counsel), Wexler
understands the importance of investing in the next generation of women
in the packaging industry. “Whether it’s awarding scholarships or
contributing to various packaging organizations and trade associations,
it’s critical that we support students to ensure that the best and
brightest consider packaging as a career path,” notes Wexler. Wexler
Packaging Products has been a long-time supporter of packaging
education, via various association and membership initiatives.
new scholarship program, Wexler hopes to create opportunities for single
mothers. When asked why supporting education for single mothers was a
cause close to her heart, Wexler states, “Single mothers must spend
time with children, run errands and work long hours to provide for their
families. With that kind of responsibility, attending college may seem
like an impossible feat. I want to create opportunities for women,
specifically single mothers, who otherwise may not have the ability to
further their education.”
founded in 1962 as a way to represent professionals in the packaging
community as well as to create a networking mecca across all industries
in hopes that members may benefit one another through shared business
experience. The NJPEC annually awards scholarships to promising college
students enrolled in the packaging field. Scholarship recipients
also receive the added benefit of free special NJPEC Membership status
for two years. NJPEC
currently offers three scholarship programs for college students.
The Pattie F. Wexler Women’s Packaging Professional Scholarship will
formally be introduced at the annual NJPEC Scholarship Awards Dinner on
Thursday, May 8th, 2014.
For further information and application procedures, please email
Jessica Lum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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