Six students from across the United States selected for top supply chain management award
TEMPE, Ariz., April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) has selected the 2020 recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship, an award presented annually to the top supply management undergraduate students from across the United States. Recipients were determined based upon submitted essays, cumulative grade point average, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular involvement, and overall achievements as an undergraduate professional, including through internships and case competitions.
The 2020 R. Gene Richter Scholars include Delaney Shultz of Arizona State University (ASU), Charles Zhou of Michigan State University (MSU), Eden Jacoby of The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Elizabeth Weiland of The Pennsylvania State University, Janelle Taliaferro of Rutgers University and Spencer Strei of University of Tennessee. All scholars are set to graduate and enter the workforce in spring 2021.
"We are very proud to introduce the 2020 class of Richter scholars. They are the brightest and best from across the country and we truly believe they will grow to become leaders in supply management," said Nancy Richter, founder of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program. "This will prove to be a time when the supply chain will be reexamined and undergo many changes. Our Richter scholars will add a fresh perspective to the field with their proven leadership, creativity and initiative. I'm confident that the future of supply management is in good hands."
Now in its 17th year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship provides a monetary award of up to US$10,000 in tuition assistance. Notably, recipients are also given access to an executive mentor and leader in the profession and a former Richter scholar as a junior mentor. Due to the COVID-19 cancellation of ISM's annual conference, ISM2020, intended to occur April 26 – 29 in Boston, recipients will be honored and celebrated virtually in numerous ways.
"These students represent the future leaders and trailblazers of the profession," said ISM CEO Thomas Derry. "We know each will contribute to advance and evolve supply chain management in their future careers, as they've demonstrated their commitment in their respective accomplishments thus far."
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 and the 2020 winners, visit: www.richterfoundation.org, and https://www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org/awards.
About Institute for Supply Management®
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and leading not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Its 47,000 members in more than 90 countries around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, 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. ISM empowers and leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly-regarded certification and training programs, corporate services, events and the ISM Mastery Model®. Its Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit instituteforsupplymanagement.org.
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