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23rd May 2018, Washington, DC

Student wins scholarship sponsored by NCTO

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based non-for-profit trade association established to represent the full spectrum of the US textiles sector. The National Council of Textile Organization’s (NCTO) Fiber Council has announced William Parker, of Glen Allen, VA, as the recipient of the 2018 Paul T. O’Day Memorial Scholarship Award. Mr Parker will graduate with honours from Mills E. Godwin High School in suburban Richmond in June and will go to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering where he intends to major in computer engineering.

“We are pleased to recognise Mr Parker’s exceptional record of academic achievements with his selection as the 2018 recipient of the Paul T. O’Day Memorial Scholarship.  All of us on the Fiber Council congratulate Mr Parker and wish him continued success in his academic career,” commented NCTO Fiber Council Chair, Don Bockoven, President and CEO of Leigh Fibers.

The scholarship programme was created in 2014 in honour of Paul T. O’Day who served as President of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) for more than three decades.  AFMA merged with NCTO on 1 April 2018, and NCTO’s Fiber Council now administers the scholarship program. Recipients receive a US$ 5,000 award each year, totalling US$ 20,000 for four years of study. Sons or daughters of NCTO’s Fiber Council member company employees are eligible to apply.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based non-for-profit trade association established to represent the full spectrum of the US textiles sector, from fibres to yarns to fabrics to finished products, as well as suppliers of numerous support services such as trucking, banking, chemicals, and other such sectors that have a stake in the prosperity and survival of the US textiles industry.

US textiles and apparel manufacturers produced US$ 77.9 billion in output in 2017, and the sector’s supply chain employs 550,000 workers from fibre to finished sewn products.

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