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
* 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
* 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 .
SOURCE Keller Graduate School of Management