About Us

Student Prints founder Bill Schoonover grew up as an Army brat who eventually ended up in Heidelberg, Germany, where he graduated from the American Dependents Heidelberg High School in 1953.

Heidelberg, a famous, ancient and beautiful town on the Neckar River, was the location of Sigmund Romberg's well-known operetta, "The Student Prince," and that's how the name came into being. He borrowed the name and changed it slightly.

After high school, he did a little more traveling and then joined the Army where he served four years in Europe. (In those days, one either enlisted or was drafted.) He found his way to Anacortes, Washington, and then attended Western Washington College of Education. He taught in the Bellingham School District, received his Master's degree and went back into the military.

While serving in the Reserves, he started Student Prints selling imprinting machines and button makers. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves, transferred the company to Mark Grim, and now resides in the Bellingham area where he is a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans. He also plays Santa Claus for the handicapped.

Current owMark Grimner Mark Grim acquired Student Prints in January of 2001. He said he will continue the tradition of great customer service and satisfaction that Student Prints has achieved since its inception in 1972.  From 1999 to 2012, Mark also operated Panhandle Premium Products, which specialized on the importation of Canadian chocolate bars and other fine foods into the USA.  The bars were featured for years at the Canada Pavilion at Epcot Center, Disneyworld, FL, with Panhandle Premium as the supplying vendor. 

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Please click here to listen to a radio interview with Mark by Larry Fedoruk on the Drive at Five Broadcast at CKTB radio in Ontario.  Click here to read an article featuring Mark about Canadian chocolate bars in the USA from The National Post, Saturday, December 30, 2000.