Community College Student Wins RFID Scholarship

Oakton Community College of Des Plaines, Ill., awarded this year’s $1,000 William Frick & Company RFID Technology Scholarship to sophomore Vincent Sutcliffe of Niles, Ill.

“Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a still a young, emerging technology that is rapidly evolving,” said Jeffrey Brandt, president of William Frick & Company, producer of RFID tags and other custom identification products. “As a creator of RFID tags, it’s good for our company to be aware of the latest technological advancements and to support the education of those who will drive tomorrow’s innovation.”

William Frick first offered the RFID scholarship in 2007 to a full- or part-time Oakton Community College student majoring in RFID. Frick also provided significant hardware support for Oakton’s RFID lab at the Ray Hartstein Campus in Skokie, Ill. – the only community college in northern Illinois with an RFID laboratory.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity that William Frick has provided,” said 2010 scholarship winner Sutcliffe, a second year student at Oakton. “RFID can be used in virtually every industry and most applications, so it enables me to conduct the role of liaison between the production floor and the office.”

The selection criteria for winning the Frick scholarship include strong interest in RFID, at least a 2.5 GPA, an essay and excellence in course work.

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