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Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation

WPPF Update: October 2016

From a bump in enrollment to early plans for WPPF's 50th anniversary in 2018, read more about our fall happenings in Mike's quarterly update!

WPPF Event: 2016 Summer Event on Hood Canal - September 11

Mike and Barb Roberts look forward to seeing many alumni, member reps, friends, faculty and students at this year’s summer event. Read more details and RSVP!

Announcement: Pacific Section TAPPI Golf Tourney

Friends and Alumni, Pacific Section TAPPI will be holding their annual golf tourney on September 16 in Kelso (click here for details). Pacific Section TAPPI is a charter member of the Foundation and has significantly supported our scholarship program for nearly 50 years. We encourage all golfers (and folks who just want to have fun) to sign up for the tourney (it's a scramble) and support TAPPI and the Foundation. Thanks!

WPPF Update: April 2016

Spring is upon us. Cherry blossoms have graced the quad, and seniors are thinking seriously about their plans after graduation. Read more in Mike's quarterly report!

WPPF: 2016 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for our 47th Annual Meeting on May 26, 2016. Check out more details and registration info, and we hope you can join us for all or part of the day!

WPPF Update: January 2016

Winter term is underway. First-year students have started to find their footing, and the seniors are ready to enter the “real” world. Read more in Mike's quarterly update!


We are pleased to announce that Kurt Haunreiter has accepted our offer as the new Paper & Bioresource Science Center Manager. Kurt brings a wealth of industry operating experience to the position and will be certain to connect hands-on lab work to our curriculum.

Kurt entered the industry in the early 1990s as an analytical chemist for James River. He then held positions as a process engineer, tissue operations manager and pulp manufacturing superintendent at Kimberly Clark. He has a BS in chemistry from the UW and an MS from the Institute of Paper Chemistry. We are looking forward to getting the labs up to speed and offering lab services to potential clients.

Kurt officially started the first week of October. The BSE team and Foundation welcome you, Kurt!

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WPPF Mission

To provide the pulp, paper and bioresource industries with outstanding, dedicated graduates in Bioresource Science and Engineering from the UW who have breadth and depth of knowledge, make immediate contributions, are future leaders and are grounded in the principles of teamwork, sustainability, stewardship and economic vitality.

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Read previous updates from Mike Roberts:
October 2015