Congratulations to Emma Smith, Camille Brule, Madelyn Holthouse, Kadin Peterman, Erin Riley, and Grace Dively 2020 TAPPI Scholarship Winners

By Kristin Dixon posted 16 days ago

  

Emma Smith
University of Maine
Engineering Division Charles B. Tibbits Memorial Scholarship

Emma Smith is a junior at the University of Maine. She is studying Chemical Engineering with the intent to obtain a certificate in Pulp and Paper Management. She is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, a certification which she obtained through the University of Maine in 2019. Emma is a member of UMaine’s TAPPI/PIMA chapter and is active with the university’s AIChE student chapter, even serving a term as the group’s vice president. In 2019, Emma planned, fundraised, and attended a two-week pulp and paper research expedition in Austria and Germany with 11 of her classmates. During the trip, the group toured 11 different pulp and paper related manufacturing facilities. This trip cemented her interest in having a career in the pulp and paper industry upon her May 2021 graduation. She participated in a three-term (12 month) co-op at the Sappi Somerset paper mill where she worked on multiple projects aimed at optimizing a newly rebuilt board machine, including a multi-million dollar cost saving waste reduction project.
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Camille Brule
North Carolina State University
Environmental Working Group Douglas Barton Memorial Scholarship

Camille Brule is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in Paper Science Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Through her participation in the university’s TAPPI student chapter, Camille volunteers at local elementary schools and serves as a campus tour guide to prospective paper science students. She is also the external communications director for PERIOD NC State, an organization providing homeless women in the Raleigh-Durham area with menstrual products. After graduation, Camille would like to work in the industry to change the way menstrual products are produced to make them more environmentally sustainable and accessible for women worldwide. She recently gained industry experience through a six-month co-op with Tellus Products in Belle Glade, Fla.
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Madelyn Holthouse
Miami University
Paper and Board Division Scholarship
Process Control Division Scholarship

Madelyn Holthouse is a sophomore at Miami University. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Paper Engineering, Process Control, and Digital Game Studies. She served as Underclassmen Liaison for her Student TAPPI chapter during the 2019-2020 academic year, and is excited to step into her new position as Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the summer, Madelyn interned with Procter & Gamble Company, where she served as a Process Engineering Intern in their tissue plant in Green Bay, Wis.

In addition, she is currently President of Theta Tau, her engineering fraternity, and has absolutely loved being a leader, mentor, and friend to her brothers in the chapter. She is also a member of Chi Omega, a social sorority, and in her free time, you’ll likely find her spending time with friends and family or running around campus. Last winter she completed her first marathon and is always looking to train for something new!
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Kadin Peterman
North Carolina State University
Paper and Board Division Scholarship

Kadin Peterman is a rising senior at North Carolina State University studying Paper Science Engineering. Throughout his time at college, Kadin has made sure to involve himself with as many learning opportunities as he can. As a TAPPI member, he has attended two Student Summits (Charleston, Atlanta) and won the engineering bridge competition with his team. He took a co-op with Georgia- Pacific Big Island to gain experience as a process engineer in their pulp mill. He also studied chemical engineering and wood adhesives on an exchange semester to Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
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Erin Riley
Western Michigan University
Paper and Board Division Scholarship
Process and Product Quality Division Scholarship

Erin Riley is a senior at Western Michigan University (WMU) where she is studying Paper Engineering with minors in Graphic and Printing Science and Mathematics. Throughout her time at Western, Erin has been a member of the Lee Honors College, co-president of the Graphic Arts Society, and fundraising coordinator and president of the WMU TAPPI student chapter (Ts'ai Lun). Additionally, she was the 2020 Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering Presidential Scholar. Outside of school, Erin enjoys reading and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing.
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Grace Dively
North Carolina State University
Process and Product Quality Division Scholarship

Grace Dively is a first-year engineering student at NC State and will graduate in the fall of 2022. She is studying Chemical Engineering and Paper Science and Engineering. This fall she is working in a co-op at WestRock in Florence, S.C., gaining professional experience and applying what she has been learning. Outside of class, Grace is involved in Girls Engineering Change, an organization that focuses on encouraging younger, local girls to pursue STEM fields.

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