ISM Services Group Names 2008 Scholarship Winners

FOR RELEASE: December 4, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

ISM Services Group University Relations
Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P.

Christopher Flum, C.P.M.

Sixteen supply management students honored at 9th Annual Services Conference.

(Tempe, Ariz.) December 4, 2008 — Sixteen students representing top supply management programs at five universities were honored today at the 9th Annual ISM Services Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. The conference was hosted by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)'s Services Group.

Scholarship recipients exemplify the very best in educational achievement and future of the supply management profession. Each scholar received $2,000 plus sponsored registration and travel allowance to attend the ISM Services Conference taking place December 4-5, 2008 in Phoenix. The following students were named 2008 ISM Services Group Scholarship winners:

  • Jack Klees, Frederic Ferro, Randy DeMel, Pranoy Chandra: Arizona State University — W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Amanda DeCook, Ashley Kruger, Varun Paranjpe: Michigan State University — The Eli Broad College of Business
  • Joseph Campbell, David Myung Han, Ankit Munjapara: Rutgers Business School — Center for Supply Chain Management
  • Michael Linn, John Prsha, Conrad Smith: University of San Diego School of Business Administration — Supply Chain Management Institute
  • Alison Brubaker, Kevin Little, David Ursing: Western Michigan University (WMU) — Haworth College of Business

The ISM Services Group is one of several groups comprised of ISM members with common interests in education and networking in various topics. Members are either in service industries or supply management professionals who buy services. The Services Group's University Relations efforts focus on four main areas: mentoring, internships, scholarships and on-site activities. Visit ISM Services Group online at

About Institute for Supply Management
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).