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On May 4, Virginia Tech held a banquet at its Blacksburg, VA, campus with a twofold purpose: one, to award the first two recipients of the David H. Jackson Scholarship Fund; and two, to recognize and honor David H. Jackson and Bostik Findley for their multiple contributions and support of Virginia Tech and its Center for Adhesives and Sealant Science (CASS) programs. The CASS programs consist of education, outreach and service to the worldwide adhesive and sealant industry. The David H. Jackson Scholarship Fund was set up to recognize two individuals each year who demonstrate the following characteristics: leadership potential, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities and roles; involvement and demonstrated interest in adhesion-related research, seminars, and other activities; and scholastic achievement. Jeffrey Carter, a Chemistry student, and Michael Christopher, an Engineering Science and Mechanics student, were the faculty-selected recipients of the first two scholarships. The presenters of the certificates and the scholarship checks were Dave Jackson, recently retired vice president of Bostik Findley and former chairman of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, and Mike Klonne, CEO of Bostik Findley. Many attended this event to specifically honor Jackson for his many years of dedicated service to Bostik Findley and his support of the adhesives industry and its related activities and programs. The attendees included many of the directors and deans of Virginia Tech, industry representatives from the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Franklin International, Air Products Polymers L.P., Arizona Chemical Co., L.D. Davis Industries, H.B. Fuller, and ITW Performance Polymers.

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