Institute for Supply Management announces 2016 R. Gene Richter Scholarship Winners
FOR RELEASE: May 16, 2016
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Six students from around the United States selected for top supply management award
The 2015 R. Gene Richter Scholars include Karen Burlingame or The Pennsylvania State University, Tim Dong of Arizona State University, Christian Kerr of University of Minnesota, Aaron McClendon of Western Michigan University, Evan Raucacher of Michigan State University, Melanie Murphy of Grand Valley State University.
The award recipients will be honored at ISM2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana from May 15-18. Now in its 13th year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship provides a monetary award of up to US$5,000 in tuition assistance. Recipients are also given access to an executive mentor in the profession and a junior mentor, 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.instituteforsupplymanagement.org/richter or www.richterfoundation.org
About Institute for Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 47,000 members around the world manage about $1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, 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 leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification programs and the newly launched ISM Mastery Model™. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.