TEMPE, Ariz., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) has selected the 2015 recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship, an award presented annually to the top supply management students from across the United States. Recipients were determined based upon a submitted essay, cumulative grade point average, extracurricular involvement and overall achievements as a pre-professional.
The 2015 R. Gene Richter Scholars include Matt Christiansen of Duquesne University, Kevin Cronin of Michigan State University, Shahan Din of University of South Carolina, Jenna Fischer of Pennsylvania State University, Erika Mionis of Arizona State University, Samuel Setiawan of Michigan State University, Emily Socha of Bryant University and Marchela Stancheva of Rutgers University.
The award recipients will be honored at ISM2015 in Phoenix, Arizona from May 3-6. Now in its 12th year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship provides a monetary award of up to US$5,000 in tuition assistance. Recipients are also given access to an executive mentor in the profession and a junior mentor, a former Richter scholar.
The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established and named in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter is admired for elevating the profession to world-class stature. He led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Corporation, Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines (IBM). For information on the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program, visit: www.richterfoundation.org.
About Institute for Supply Management®
Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. This year, ISM celebrates 100 years of leading, innovating and guiding the profession through the renowned ISM Report On Business®, highly regarded certification programs, and the newly launched ISM Mastery Model™. This personalized learning program encourages professionals to become experts in their field by filling in knowledge gaps in areas of supply management through competency-based training. ISM is a not-for-profit organization with global influence, serving supply chain professionals in more than 90 countries. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.