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AGPM awards scholarships to two Alfred University students
12/02/10

Colby Charpentier, Brandi Jessup

Colby Charpentier, Brandi Jessup

Two Alfred University students – an engineering major and an art major – will receive scholarships from the Associated Glass and Pottery Manufacturers, an organization that promotes the industries in the United States.

This year’s recipients are:

Brandi Jessup, a senior in the School of Art & Design. She is the daughter of Vickie Jessup of Greybull, WY, and is a graduate of Greybull High School.

Colby Charpentier, a junior ceramic engineering major in the Inamori School of Engineering. He is the son of Sharon Charpentier of Smithfield, RI, and Raymond Charpentier of Windsor, CT. He is a graduate of Smithfield High School.

The decision to award two scholarships, one of an art major and one to an engineering major, reflects the organization’s interest in both fields as critical to the future of the industry. Founded in 1923, the AGPM promotes the glass and pottery-manufacturing industries through public exhibitions and education, including scholarships to encourage recruitment at the college level.

The AGPM and its members have had a long relationship with Alfred University and the two schools that are part of the New York State College of Ceramics: the School of Art & Design, which its top-ranked programs in ceramics and glass, and the School of Engineering, which its materials-based engineering programs, including biomedical materials engineering science, ceramic engineering, glass science engineering and materials science.

Current members of the AGPM include: Blenko Glass Company, Inc.; Burley Clay Products, Inc.; CMS USA, Inc.; Custom Deco, Inc.; Fenton Art Glass Co.; Glassautomatic/Rolf Glass; The Hall China Co.; The Homer Loughlin China Co.; Lenox, Inc.; McCoy Limited; Saint-Gobain Container Co.; Simon Pearce Glass Co.; Steuben Glass; Susquehanna Glass Co.; Treasured Editions Co. and Youghiogheny Glass Co.

For more on the School of Art & Design at Alfred University: http://art.alfred.edu

For more on the Inamori School of Engineering: http://engineering.alfred...

For more on the AGPM: http://agpm.org