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Monday, January 3, 2011

CREST Foundation Awards $145,000 to 18 Students for 2010/2011 Academic Year

With budget cuts in education and the uncertainty on the employment and economic fronts, pursuing a college education is a difficult challenge for many qualified students.

This year, the CREST Foundation provided a boost to the educational dreams of 18 highly motivated and deserving kids by contributing $145,000 toward their college expenses. We are especially thrilled to announce that many of these aspiring college students will be the first generation in their family to achieve this goal.

In the past 30 months, 49 children of reprographic industry employees have received $370,000 from the CREST Foundation to help fund their college educations. This remarkable accomplishment is due entirely to the generous donations of individuals, reprographics companies, industry vendors and financial institutions. CREST gratefully acknowledges all of our donors since the inception of the foundation, expressing sincere thanks for special contributions in 2010 from Xerox, Océ and Wachovia Securities.

This year's student scholars are: Delane Bass, Zachary Bergers, Kate Borghgraef, Jacqueline Corrigan, Antoinette de Pinto, Hannah Dean-Wood, Ericka Dutton, Emma Garza, Anna Goodrich, Mackenzie Heman, Kelcey Heman, Alexandra Iorfino, Charles Mann IV, Brittany Pham, Krystina Pingel, Evan Stalcup, Casie Sultzbaugh and Sara Taylor.

These students are children of our industry peers working at reprographics shops throughout the nation. Altogether, the parents of our CREST Foundation scholars represent a collective 410 years in the reprographics industry—an amazing testament to this business. Their tenure ranges from 6 to 30 years.

Their parents work at: A&E The Graphics Complex; Acme Blueprint Co. Inc.; BHFX, LLC; Blair Graphics; CAD Copy; City Blueprint Company; City Blue Technologies, LLC; Consolidated Reprographics; Duncan-Parnell, Inc.; Ford Graphics; HB Digital Arts & Blue Print; Imaging Technologies; Plan and Print Systems, Inc.; Print-O-Stat, Inc.; SBD Reprographics; Veenstra Reproductions and Western Blue.

The need for assistance with higher education expenses will continue to increase as funding is limited. Please join us and key industry sponsors including KIP, Canon, Xerox, Océ, and HP with your support. Encourage children of our industry employees to widen their opportunities through higher education and blossom into tomorrow's leaders.

This year's recipients were chosen by the CREST Foundation's Selection Committee, whose members for 2010 include industry veterans Mike Carter, Cathleen Cushing Duff, John Deermount, and Miguel Garcia.

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