In support of a newly established packaging technology program at the University of Houston College of Technology, members of the Institute of Packaging Professionals in Texas have donated 15 copies of Fundamentals of Packaging Technology for use in the program. Books will available to students taking the introductory course.

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology is globally recognized as the definitive resource on packaging technology and is the basis for IoPP’s Certified Packaging Professional Exam.
Jean Pierce, Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, recently presented to members of IoPP’s Gulf Coast Chapter details about the new UH Digital Media Packaging area of emphasis and their vision to create a minor in packaging. She related that UH is ranked #4 in the nation as one of the "12 Top Colleges Where Students Get the Best Bang for Their Buck" as a result of ongoing objectives to help offset skyrocketing student debt. The program, however, prevents a student requirement in purchasing the Fundamentals book, which is used by many major universities as their classroom text for their packaging programs.
According to Mike Eastman, IoPP regional vice president, "IoPP Chapters in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth see this gift as supporting the UH cost containment objective and it supports future packaging professionals by giving them the best opportunity to be prepared for jobs when they graduate."
John Hayward, Gulf Coast Chapter President (Houston), and Brendon Quick, Tejas Chapter President (Dallas/Fort Worth), have also pledged ongoing support for the new program.
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