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Top Students Showcase Talents in Case Competition

FOR RELEASE: March 4, 2010

(TEMPE, Ariz.) March 4, 2010 — Twenty students representing five universities participated in a case competition held during the 7th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit in San Diego. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), the three-day program, titled "Fueling the Recovery: Fueling the Pipeline," brought together senior and middle managers to focus on the power of relationships. Student teams presented cases on the afternoon of February 2, 2010.

"The case competition is an ideal way to showcase the next generation of supply management talent," says Shelley Stewart, Jr., ISM Board Chair and senior vice president, operational excellence and CPO, Tyco International. "The experience provides students with a place to begin building professional networks as well as hear from practitioners on how to establish themselves in the supply management profession."

Results of the 2010 student case competition are:

Florida A&M University
1st Place | $5,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: Dr. Roscoe Hightower, Jr.
Team members: Shannon Kirk, Tiffany Williams, Audreen Robinson and Rayvin Julien

Clark Atlanta University
2nd Place | $2,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: Paul Brown
Team members: Jaralyn McNeal, Kina Carey, Rokisha Coleman, Mikael Pyles

Howard University
3rd Place | $1,500 scholarship award
Team adviser: James Sherard
Team members: Angela Williams, Christina Bennekin, Ahinee Laryea, Damon Ingram, Jr.

Tennessee State University
4th Place | $1,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: Dr. Festus Olorunniwo
Team members: Adeola Adeusi, Gift Bondwe, Oluwatosin Ekundayo, Camille Green, Monirul Quasem

Hampton University
5th Place | $500 scholarship award
Team adviser: Sid Credle
Team members: Jameya Green, Devin Hairston, Joshua Dunn

Global management consultant A.T. Kearney provided the 2010 case study, which was judged by three senior supply management executives: David Groomes, vice president, supply chain management at U.S. Facilities, Inc.; G Sean Williams, C.P.M., associate director, global facilities sourcing at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Leslie Parker, principal at A.T. Kearney.

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 a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143