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Pratt Institute to Honor Batallure Beauty

February 16, 2017

Annual gala benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund at Pratt

Pratt Institute will honor Batallure Beauty and its founders Robin Burns-McNeill and Sam Ghusson, for their outstanding commitment to package design at its annual Art of Packaging Award Gala on May 16, 2017, at The University Club of New York. The event, which benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design, will begin with a 6:30 PM cocktail reception followed by an 8 PM dinner.
Batallure Beauty was co-founded in 2006 by Burns-McNeill and Ghusson. The company specializes in brand strategy, product and package development, sourcing and manufacturing in the fragrance, color cosmetics, hair care, skin care, body care, and men’s grooming categories.
The Art of Packaging Award is presented annually to a beauty industry company or individual that has excelled in the art form of package design.
Now in its 28th year, the fund is the world’s only scholarship for master’s degree-level students looking to pursue careers in cosmetics and packaging design. In 2015, the fund established two full tuition scholarships which is very rare among design institutions. To date, it has raised more than $3.5 million for scholarships and provided scholarships to more than 100 Pratt students, many of whom have become industry leaders.
Additional information and tickets are available for purchase by calling 212.925.2507.
Batallure Beauty joins previous recipients including Aramis & Designer Fragrances, Estée Lauder, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Coty Inc., Coty Prestige, Dior Beauty, Interparfums, Lancôme, M•A•C, Mary Kay Inc., P&G Prestige, Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and Shiseido. 
Internationally acclaimed designer Marc Rosen is Trustee Emeritus and an alumnus of Pratt Institute, where he teaches the world’s only course on cosmetics and fragrance packaging design. He is also a member of Beauty Packaging's Board of Advisors.

Photo shows 2016 Pratt scholarship dinner at the University Club, which honored Inter Parfums' Jean Madar