OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management, one of the largest part-time graduate schools in the country, announced the recipients of six prestigious national academic awards for 2004. "These graduates, through hard work and determination, have gone the extra mile to earn these awards," said Cecil Horst, dean of Keller Graduate School of Management. "We are incredibly proud of this year's award winners and can't wait to see them prosper in the years ahead." * George P. Doherty Award- Barbara Willis Brown of Lithonia, Ga., earned the award for the outstanding graduate who best represents the qualities of leadership, strength of character and pursuit of excellence. Brown, a 2003 graduate who attended the center in Duluth, Ga., completed her master of business administration degree with distinction, also earning a concentration and a certificate in human resources management. * Kagan-Rollhaus Award- This award was earned by Jennifer Bode of Grasonville, Md., and her project partner for developing the most outstanding business plan of the year. Bode is a February 2004 graduate who attended the McLean, Va., center. * Lee Hecht Harrison Human Resource Management Capstone Award- This award recognizes the human resource management plan that best demonstrates the ability to integrate various dimensions in the human resource function to meet an organization's strategic goals and objectives. The 2003-2004 award recipients are Jennifer Froman of Elk Grove, Ill., and Kelly Hassman of Hoffman Estates, Ill. Froman attended the Schaumburg, Ill., center and graduated with distinction, earning her master of human resource management degree in February 2004. Hassman completed her master of human resource management degree at the Schaumburg center in June 2004. * Exelon Project Management Capstone Award- This award recognizes the comprehensive plan that applies project management tools and techniques to situations representative of those in the workplace. The 2003-2004 award winners are Elizabeth Saltmarsh of Carol Stream, Ill., and Ramses Banda from Lisle, Ill. Saltmarsh completed her master of project management degree through DeVry University Online in June 2003, graduating with distinction. Banda graduated with his master of project management in October 2003 after attending the center in Naperville, Ill. * Sprint Telecommunications Management Capstone Award- This award recognizes the comprehensive plan that best applies technical and management skills to implement a telecommunications solution representative of a real work situation to meet a strategic business goal. The 2003-2004 recipients, all February 2004 master of telecommunications management graduates, are Joseph Bartley of Winter Springs, Fla., Lynn Terpening of Mesa, Ariz., and Colin Mapp of Piscataway, N.J. Mapp obtained his degree through DeVry University Online, while Bartley attended the center in Orlando, Fla., and Terpening attended the center in Mesa, Ariz. * Gateway Information Systems Management Capstone Award- This award is recognizes the comprehensive plan that best integrates various dimensions of the information systems management function. The 2003- 2004 recipients, both February 2004 graduates of the master of information systems management degree program, are Salvador Bayron, Jr. of Elgin, Ill., and Nero Harding of Lithonia, Ga. Bayron attended the Schaumburg, Ill., center. Harding attended the center in Decatur, Ga. "This year's award winners are a perfect example of what Keller Graduate School students can accomplish with their rigorous educations," said Horst. "These graduates are prepared to succeed in the global knowledge economy in which real-world experience is a strong asset." As one of the largest part-time graduate school in the U.S., DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management serves approximately 9,000 of the university's 49,000 students annually in the school's practitioner- oriented business and management master's degree programs. DeVry University offers master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in business and management in 69 locations that are in 20 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. For more information, visit http://www.keller.edu .
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