Above: Megan Brown, Graphic Communications major at Clemson University and PGSF scholarship recipient with Edwin Bokuniewicz, Product Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta at Labelexpo Americas 2022. Megan was one of six graduating seniors from Clemson selected to attend the show in Chicago.
Konica Minolta announced Megan Brown, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Graphic Communications, as its 2022-2023 scholarship award recipient. This award is an example of Konica Minolta’s continued commitment to invest in the education of the industry’s future workers through the creation of a $50,000 endowed scholarship fund with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), which provides educational assistance to graphic communications students studying in the United States.
Brown’s passion for the print and graphics industry was initially sparked back when she was in middle school and took her first graphic communications course at her local community career center. When she learned that Clemson is one of the top universities in the country for graphic communications, she knew it was where she wanted to obtain her degree.
In addition to the comprehensive curriculum at Clemson, Brown has developed valuable knowledge and hands-on expertise by working in its state-of-the-art print and packaging equipment laboratories, serving as a teaching assistant for Clemson’s specialty print and packaging class, participating in several campus and community organizations, and being one of six graduating seniors selected to attend Labelexpo Americas in Chicago last month.
“Megan has certainly distinguished herself on campus and in her community with her impressive accomplishments, contributions and dedication to the printing industry,” said Dino Pagliarello, senior vice president, Product Management and Planning. “As a company committed to cultivating the next generation of printing and graphics communications workers, all of us at Konica Minolta are extremely proud to support her educational journey and career aspirations with this scholarship and our partnership with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation.”
Brown was also elected president of Clemson’s Gamma Epsilon Tau chapter, the graphic communications fraternity on campus, which has given her a platform to inspire talented underclassmen with a better understanding of industry skills and professional possibilities while actively pursuing her own. “These last few years, I’ve had some amazing experiences and opportunities that I don’t think I would have received anywhere else,” stated Brown. “Winning this scholarship has meant the world to me and my family. It really is a blessing that I never expected.”
“Thank you so much to Konica Minolta for this generous donation to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation,” said Jeffrey White, director of Development at PGSF. “With school costs constantly rising, this endowment will help us to ease the burden of higher education costs and ensure that our industry is able to attract the best and brightest talent.”