DAUGHTER OF HUB PEN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES PPEF SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL

Tammy Thai has been awarded the third installment of the Four-Year College Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the Promotional Products Education Foundation.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (May 27, 2011) – Tammy Thai, daughter of Truong Thai, materials handler for Hub Pen Company, has been granted renewal of her Four-Year College Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). Thai, a 2009 graduate of Quincy High School in Quincy, Massachusetts, is attending the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she is enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Tammy Thai

This is the third installment of the $4,000 scholarship, which is awarded $1,000 over four years provided that she meets the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement and current employment in the promotional products industry is maintained by her father.

“In addition to being a great financial help, the PPEF scholarship has motivated me to continue doing my best in college,” Thai said. “My plans for the future are to finish school with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and work at a hospital. Thanks to this scholarship, I am one step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming a pharmacist.”

PPEF is organized to foster education for promotional products industry employees and their dependents by providing financial assistance through scholarships for pursuing educational opportunities. The process by which PPEF scholarship recipients are selected is a detailed one, involving reviews of academic achievement and careful evaluation of essays and resumes. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded $842,000 in college scholarships to 479 students. For 2011, $100,000 will be disbursed to 64 students.

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, “PPEF provides a tremendous service to the promotional products industry. The Thai family is very thankful for the generous gift to help with Tammy’s education, and we couldn’t be prouder of her accomplishments. Thanks to PPEF for helping her pursue her dream career.”

About Hub Pen Company:

Founded in 1954 by Frank Fleming, Hub Pen Company takes its name from the famous Oliver Wendell Holmes quote that describes Boston as the “hub of the universe.” Today, Hub Pen continues operations under the management of the Fleming family, printing more than 100 million pens annually.

Built upon the core values of providing quality writing instruments, superb imprints, excellent customer service and on-time delivery, Hub Pen has been honored by many of its distributor partners. For six consecutive years, the company has received the Kaeser & Blair Top Ten Supplier Award. Additionally, Hub Pen was honored with the 2010 iPROMOTEu Supplier Appreciation Award, the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2010 and 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a 2010 and 2011 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee/Award of Merit recipient, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and has been the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine. The company has been honored by Identity Marketing magazine as the No. 2 writing instruments supplier for 2010, and Corporate Logo named Hub Pen as the No. 1 writing instruments supplier for 2008.

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For more information, visit www.hubpen.com.

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