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PAVE Announces Recipient of the 2015 CallisonRTKL Scholarship

 

Hollywood, Fla. (November 2, 2015)—The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the recipient for the 2015 CallisonRTKL Scholarship - Kylie O’Keefe from the University of Cincinnati. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Retail Design and Architecture field through a $3,000 award.

“We at CallisonRTKL are honored to continue our partnership with the PAVE scholarship program, the quality of applications never disappoint and provide the firm with future design talent" said Cindi Kato, Vice President at CallisonRTKL

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its sixth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $100,000 in financial grants over the past five years to students.

About PAVE, www.paveinfo.org Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership’s (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising through its annual Student Design Competition. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. This is accomplished through projects, seminars, workshops, and the annual fundraising Gala with proceeds dedicated to educational programs and projects benefiting students. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E./POPAI-The New Association