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CIBS Awards FIT Scholarship, Holds 66th Holiday Ball

By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor | January 9, 2014

Association's next meeting is Jan 15 at OPIA in New York City.

Vanessa Quiles, of Bayonne, NJ  is the 2013 recipient of the CIBS annual Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Scholarship Award. Quiles is a Junior at FIT and plans to pursue a career in cosmetics/health and beauty packaging design.  

Each year the award recognizes an outstanding student at FIT and was presented by the scholarship chairperson, Ted Boccuzzi of Advanced Distribution Systems.   Sandra Krasovec, associate professor, Packaging Design School of Art and Design at FIT, was also present at the awards luncheon.
“I chose package design as my major after a visit to Estee Lauder’s package design department and a summer internship at Revlon.  I have learned so much and am looking forward to learning more and creating designs that delight the client,” said Quiles.

CIBS also closed out a success 2013 with its 66th Annual Holiday Ball, which took place at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom on Saturday, December 7.   CIBS members and their guests enjoyed a festive evening of dining and dancing set in a sparkling blue and white décor.            

“What a great way to end the year and my tenure as President,” commented outgoing CIBS president Mario Magali of Elite Packaging .  “The Holiday Ball was a magical night filled with many surprises including door prizes donated by numerous industry sponsors and keepsake photos.“  

CIBS is a nonprofit, professional organization, which encompasses the entire packaging spectrum of the fragrance and beauty industry.  CIBS provides members with unique social networking opportunities through its monthly meetings, which features prominent guest speakers, and its special events throughout the year.   All CIBS committee positions are volunteers and the 2013 Holiday Ball chairperson was Ukachi Anonyuo, of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., and the co-chairperson was Betty Ann Catino of World Wide Packaging.

The next CIBS networking luncheon will take place January 15 at its new location, OPIA, 130 East 57th Street, in New York City.  The featured speaker will be Drew Lanza the creative force behind the 3D/2D package design boutique, Syntax.  

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