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ISM Services Group Names 16 Top Scholars

FOR RELEASE: December 1, 2011

Supply management students receive scholarships at 12th Annual Services Conference.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) December 1, 2011 — Students representing top supply management programs at five universities were honored today at the 12th Annual ISM Services Conference. The conference is hosted by Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Services Group, which champions best practices associated with supply management practitioners who source services (such as temporary labor, consultants, building services, telecom and technology needs, etc.) or who work in one of the many services-related industries.

Sixteen students received 2011 ISM Services Group scholarships:

  • Arizona State University — Christopher Bellesia, Kaitlin Clark, Phillip Howard, Dakshitha Narawatne
  • Michigan State University — Janice Ebert, Blake Jendrusch, Monica Nawrocki
  • Rutgers University — Jonathan Frances, Valerie Koppell, Shin Lee
  • University of San Diego — Brittany Leeder, Kelly Shambaugh, Katie Stoner
  • Western Michigan University — Logan Iudiciani, Christopher Mulcahy, Matthew Smoker

Scholarship recipients receive US$1,000 plus sponsored registration and travel allowance to attend the ISM Service Conference taking place December 1-2, 2011 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix.

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 services industries or are 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 the ISM Services Group online at

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 with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contacts:
ISM Services Group University Relations
Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P. |
Christopher Flum, C.P.M. |

Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143