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Couch Pit University Fraternity

Charter Date: 1992

Geographic Boundaries: These papermakers represent nearly every paper company in the United States and many supplier firms.

Special Interests: Papermaking

Mission: The members of Couch Pit University Fraternity give back something to the industry they love. At present, our members contribute through discussion groups, roundtables and scholarship support. In addition they learn and share experiences – findings that prove beneficial to their employers and the industry. In all this we try to facilitate the use of our experience to educate and improve the skills of students and younger paper industry professionals.  

President – Keith Kemp
1st VP – Greg Pittman
2nd VP –Troy Wilson
Treasurer – Gary Nyman
Secretary – Daryl Wells

Six Scholarships Granted in 2020

A big part of what we do as a Fraternity is mentoring and offering support to college students. We now award Six $1000 scholarships (up from Four in 2018) each year. Scholarships are funded from member dues, individual donations, and occasional corporate donations – encourage your employers!

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Couch Pit Class of 2020

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Bret Pate

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Chris Hill

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Ed Melton

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Mick Forbes

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Ron Sherman

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Stephen Vincent

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Tom Nunes 

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Tony Baker

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Wayne Smith

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Wes Giles  

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Alan Dimaria

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Bob Buxton 


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2019 Superintendent of the Year – Kerry Brown from Domtar, Ashdown

2019 Inductees - Greg Linscott, Kerry Brown, Steve Smith, Kevin Gramelspacher

2019 Couch Pit annual meeting attendees

Austin Jackson, Recipient of the 2019 Couch Pit University Scholarship

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Six Scholarships Granted in 2020

16 Jun 2020

Six Scholarships Granted in 2020 Scholarship Program Basic Elements  A big part of what we do as a Fraternity is mentoring and offering support to college students. We now award Six $1000

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