PPEF 2017 Scholarships Go to Three Hub Pen Employees’ Children

2017-08-10T13:40:05+00:00 By |Industry News|
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BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (August 8, 2017) –  Hub Pen Company is proud to announce that three employees children have been awarded Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) scholarships.  PPEF is the industry’s nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children. Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and generous donations from companies and individuals within the promotional products industry, the PPEF scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education on a collegiate level.
Boston resident Shilan Liang, daughter of silkscreen operator Jiehua Liang, will be using her scholarship to attend Boston’s Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business.  An accomplished mathematician with time management and office skills, Shilan has worked towards her dream of being in business ever since her family owned a business in their homeland China.   She has always used her skills to benefit her own community of Chinatown, volunteering and working for Chinatown Main Street, organizing fundraisers and assisting with business operations.  She acts on the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership advisory group, and has volunteered at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, where she has assisted teachers with bilingual students for the last four years.

Shilan Liang

Shilan Liang


Jimmy Fang, son of silkscreen lead Anna Fang, will be attending University of Buffalo New York for Political Science and plans to go on to receive his Juris Doctorate in law.  The Braintree resident wants to become a lawyer so he can fight for justice and help people in marginalized communities.  When he is not at school or working, he volunteers for Quincy Asian Resources (QARI) helping in the computer skills class and media studio, and also volunteers working with the elderly at South Cove elder center, helping them to communicate their needs.
Jimmy Fang

Jimmy Fang


Carmen Huang, daughter of silkscreen operator Bing Yi Cao, will be in her second year Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts studying Business and Economics.  She plans to go on to receive her MBA, and become an international business leader and social advocate.  Carmen is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Taishanese and is a member of several Asian American organizations at Brandeis helping to support other students from immigrant families.  She also volunteers for Brandeis Student Support Services and tutors local students in math and science.
Carmen Huang

Carmen Huang


To learn more about applying for the 2018 scholarships, applicants are invited to visit www.ppef.us and click on the application forms. The application deadline for next year is March 15, 2018. Please direct questions to Sara Besly at SaraB@ppai.org. Find out how to help support PPEF and its scholarship programs at https://www.ppef.us/
About HUB:
Boston has been described as the “Hub of the Universe” and in the Hub Pen story the same holds true. From Frank and Rita Fleming’s humble beginnings in Boston in 1954 to the 100 million pen annual operations of today, Hub Pen has grown to serve an ever -increasing national and international market.  Our customers have rated us “A” on the SAGE rating system and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP.  For more information on Hub Pen, visit our website at hubpen.com or call customer service at 800-388-2323.
About Beacon:
A multiple Star Supplier Winner with a great reputation for service.  Our customers have rated us “A+” on the SAGE rating system and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP.   Beacon offers a wide selection of products, such as:  calendars and planners, table covers, flashlights, highlighters, housewares and name badges.  You will also find premium leather products in our Canyon Outback Leather line and Name Brand products for executive gifts and incentives.   For more information on Beacon, visit our website at beaconpromotions.com or call customer service at 800-628-9979.