The PICA Foundation Purpose
To encourage and assist through financial assistance and otherwise, worthy individuals primarily seeking education for careers in the Printing trade or industry.
The corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for public, charitable or educational purposes. In furtherance of such purposes, it may promote, establish, conduct and maintain activities on its own behalf or it may contribute to or otherwise assist other corporations, organizations and institutions carrying on such activities or any thereof; and for such purposes it may solicit and receive funds and other property, real, personal and mixed, and interests therein, by gift transfer, devise or bequest, and invest, reinvest, hold, manage, administer, expend and apply such funds and property, subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be expressed in any instrument evidencing such gift, transfer, device or bequest. No part of the income or principal of the corporation shall insure to the benefit of or be distributed to any member, director or officer of the corporation or any other private individual, but reimbursement for expenditures or the payment of reasonable compensation for services rendered shall not be deemed to be a distribution of income principal.
In keeping with the spirit of Article III, the PICA Foundation policy is to spend interest only for program activities and protect the principal of the following accounts:
* PICA Foundation Educational Endowment * FundPICA/Weese Scholarship Fund * PICA/xpedx Graphics Management Institute Fund
PICA Scholarship Program
The Educational Endowment Fund was established by the PICA Foundation in 1988 with a funding goal of $1 million. The goals of the Educational Endowment Fund for the Graphic Arts Industry in North & South Carolina are:
To respond to the industry’s growing need for a skilled work force.
To provide financial assistance for promising students of graphic communications or graphic arts & imaging technology at community colleges and universities in North & South Carolina.
PICA Foundation Scholarships are available at Appalachian State University and Chowan University, and at Clemson University it is known as the Edgar H. Snider Memorial Scholarship. For additional details including criteria and application forms, you may contact:
Appalachian State University
George Glisan, Distinguished Professor Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology West Kerr Scott Hall ASU Box 32122 Boone, NC 28608-2122 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. (828) 262-8155
Tom Brennan, Department Chair Graphic Communications Department PO Box 1848 Murfreesboro, NC 27855 email@example.com Tel. (252) 398-1224
Dr. Sam Ingram, Chairman Department of Graphic Communications G-01 Tillman Hall, Box 340720 Clemson, SC 29634-0720 Tel. (864) 656-3447
The PICA/Weese Scholarship established in 1985 honors Ms. Freda G. Weese who retired after 21 years of loyal and continuous service as PICA Director of Finance. Since 1992, PICA/Weese Scholarships have been awarded each year to deserving young people pursuing a graphic communications degree at community colleges within the Carolinas. Currently, the PICA Foundation awards four (4) $500 scholarships each year.
In 2006, the PICA/Treadaway Scholarship was established as a memorial to Bill Treadaway, who served from 1963-1991 as PICA President, and died in March 2004. The PICA/Treadaway Scholarship is designed as a multi-year scholarship for a graphic communications student at the community college level. For a first year student, the award is $500. If the recipient maintains or improves his/her overall GPA and major GPA, the second year award is $1,000.
For more information, contact community colleges listed below:
Catawba Valley Community College
Brian Morris 3550 Highway 70 Southeast Hickory, NC 28602-9699 Tel. (828) 327-7000
Central Piedmont Community College
Zachary Blackburn PO Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235 Tel. (704) 330-4427
Forsyth Tech Community College
Lee Smith 2100 Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem , NC 27103 Tel. (336) 734-7283
Lenoir Community College
Dwight Downey PO Box 188 Kinston, NC 28502 Tel. (252) 527-6223
Midlands Technical Community College
Frances Young PO Box 2408 Columbia, SC 29202 Tel. (803) 822-3368
Spartanburg Community College
John Hoyle PO Box 4386 Spartanburg, SC 29305 Tel. (864) 591-3797
Trident Technical College
Sherri Brown PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423 Tel. (843) 574-6185
PICA/xpedx Graphics Management Institute
The Graphics Management Institute (GMI) was established in 1977 to provide a program of continuing education to employees of the graphic arts and printing industry. The GMI is geared toward keeping company owners and other key managers up-to-date on industry trends, management practices and developing technologies. The curriculum includes seminars on sales and marketing, personnel, financing, computer applications, industrial relations, government affairs, and technical skills. The PICA Foundation and xpedx (formerly Dillard Paper Company) jointly endowed GMI, each contributing $50,000 to the fund, which partially underwrites tuition and program fees.