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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 – Greg Pittman
1st VP – Troy Wilson
2nd VP –Tony Baker
Treasurer – Gary Nyman
Secretary – Daryl Wells

Scholarship Committee for 2022

  • Roger Smith will stay as Chairman
  • Steve Smith
  • Thomas Jr. Nunes
  • Troy Wilson
  • Paul O’Bernier
  • Gary Neyer

Membership Nominating Committee for 2022

  • David West Chairman
  • Bill Wiese
  • Brad Bowman
  • David Coleman
  • Mike Coughlin
  • Paul Fredrickson
  • Jeff Levensailor
  • Greg Pittman

Roundtable Committee for 2022

  • Keith Kemp 


Outreach Committee for 2022

  • Paul O’Bernier – Committee Chairman 
  • Roger Smith
  • Steve Morse
  • Gary Nyman
  • Grant Forrest

Six Scholarships Granted in 2021

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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 CPU Nomination Form 

2021 Superintendent of the Year – Paul Frederickson

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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