2011 R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program Recipients Honored at ISM Conference

FOR RELEASE: May 15, 2011

(Tempe, Ariz.) May 16, 2011 — Ten students, representing seven leading universities, are recipients of 2011 R. Gene Richter Scholarships. Now in its eighth year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program is the largest nationally recognized scholarship program in the field of supply chain management. Winners were recognized May 15, 2011 at an awards dinner held during Institute for Supply Management™'s 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida.

The 2011 Richter Scholars are:

  • Stephanie Bedard | University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
  • Sarah DiPietro | Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Kevin Douglas | Eastern Michigan University, Gary M. Owen College of Business
  • Anthony Garwood | Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Kevin Lau | Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Sara Mahmood | Wayne State University, School of Business Administration
  • Christopher Mulcahy | Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business
  • Joseph Schibi | Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Cameron Tew | Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business
  • David Wu | The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

Scholarships are awarded through ISM's R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund and through the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation. The 2011 Richter Scholars receive tuition assistance of up to US$5,000 and the benefits of an executive mentor, which pairs the student with an established executive, and a junior mentor, which pairs the student with 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.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals and organizations with an interest in supply management in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) qualifications and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


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