Excellence in Education

AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarships

Through a program started in 2013, AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarships offer university women the opportunity to participate in the CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) EDGE Conference and the annual AWESOME Symposium. The five 2020 recipients bring the total of AWESOME Scholars to 37.

2020 Scholars

Ashlyn Bowman

University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ashlyn will complete her bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and International Business from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) in the spring of 2021.
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Natalie Frauenheim

University of Arkansas
Natalie will complete her bachelor’s degree with a dual degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance, and a minor in Business Analytics from the University of Arkansas in the spring of 2021.
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Yailynn Melendez

Colorado State University
Yailynn will complete her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University (CSU) in the spring of 2021. Read bio

 

Hayley Peterson

Penn State University
Hayley will complete her bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems with a certificate in Information Systems Management from Smeal College of Business at Penn State University in the spring of 2021.
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Ashley Servais

Texas Christian University
Ashley will complete a dual degree in Supply & Value Chain Management and Marketing and a concentration in Consultative Selling from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the spring of 2021.
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2019 Scholars

Gabrielle Burns

Auburn University
Gabrielle Burns is a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. While attending Auburn University, Gabrielle was an ambassador for Auburn Supply Chain Management Association. In that role, she assisted other students and had the opportunity to participate in events on and off-campus. Gabrielle was also a new member educator for Zeta Tau Alpha and mentored incoming freshmen.

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Katie Gustas

Penn State University
Katie Gustas is a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. While attending Penn State University, Katie was the treasurer of the SAP student interest group on campus. The SAP Student Interest Group was formed to unify and facilitate students who wanted to learn more about SAP. Katie was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity Gamma Epsilon chapter. In 2018, she represented Penn State at The National Supply Chain Case Competition hosted by The University of Minnesota, where her team earned 2nd place.

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McKenzie Meehan

University of Arkansas
McKenzie Meehan is a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Marketing from the University of Arkansas – Sam M. Walton College of Business. McKenzie was also named one of the school’s Outstanding Supply Chain Management Students. While at the University of Arkansas, McKenzie was the President for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE). She also served as the Risk Management and Standards Chair and Vice President for Chi Omega, Psi Chapter. Additionally, she was head of Senior Relations for the University of Arkansas Student Alumni Board, and received the Extraordinary Women’s Award in the category of service for the University of Arkansas. See McKenzie featured in the AWESOME Scholar Spotlight series.

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Kailey Peterson

Michigan State University
Kailey Peterson is a 2020 graduate with bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Technology from Michigan State University (MSU). While attending MSU, Kailey served as the Vice President of Fundraising at Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. She also held the position of Executive Board Career Fair Director of the Supply Chain Management Student Association at MSU. Under her leadership, the association recruited more than 120 companies to attend the career fair and offered over 400 students with either internships or full-time job opportunities.

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Alyson Weber

Syracuse University
Alyson Weber is a 2020 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. While attending Syracuse University, Alyson participated in The Franklin CSCMP Syracuse University Student Round Table, where she worked with other students to host various field trips and guest speakers. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of Baked, a student food magazine, and as a volunteer on the membership board of OrangeSeeds, a first-year leadership empowerment program focused on building professional skills and participating in community service.

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2018 Scholars

 

Sarah DiPietro

Michigan State
Sarah DiPietro is a graduate with a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from MSU. While attending MSU, Sarah was an Undergraduate Research Fellow and led a research team of undergraduate students that examined and reported consumer behaviors. Sarah was a member of the Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program (GSCLDP), a program that helps students understand the entire supply chain process – from identifying suppliers all the way to manufacturing.

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Kate Kobza

University of Tennessee
Kate Kobza is a 2018 graduate with a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Lauren McGlon

Auburn University
Lauren McGlon is a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Sustainability Studies from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.

While attending Auburn University, Lauren was Vice President of Business Operations for Alpha Kappa Psi, Mu Omega Chapter. She also served as Philanthropy Chair at the March of Dimes.

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Monica Sewell

University of Arkansas
Monica Sewell is a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Systems from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. While attending the University of Arkansas, Monica served as Vice President of Finance for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE). She was actively involved in the following societies: American Marketing Association Communications Committee, Arkansas Supply Chain Association (ASCA), Volunteer Action Center, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

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Meghan Tomassetti

Syracuse University
Meghan Tomassetti is a 2019 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

While attending Syracuse University, Meghan was an Economics Supplemental Instructor for the Department of Economics and facilitated biweekly review sessions for an introductory micro and macroeconomics course.

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2017 AWESOME Scholars

 

Fatima Awan

University of Maryland, College Park
Fatima Awan is a 2017 international graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Laura Holleran

Pennsylvania State University
Laura Holleran is a 2018 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. While attending college, Laura was a member of the Pennsylvania State Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, one of twelve student led chapters in the country. As a member of CSCMP, Laura was elected, and served terms as Director of Student Recruitment and Vice President of Administration.

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Ellie House

University of Kansas
Ellie House is a 2018 graduate with a dual bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Accounting, and a concentration in Business Analytics at the University of Kansas. While attending the University of Kansas, Ellie was accepted into the University Honors Program and the Business Honors Program. She was an active member of the Torch Chapter of Mortar Board, the Supply Chain Management Club, and the KU Collegiate Farm Bureau.

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Megan Long

Texas Tech University
Megan Long is a 2018 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. While attending Texas Tech University, Megan was a recipient of the New London Memorial Association Scholarship, the Rawls College of Business Brown Bagley Endowed Scholarship, the Texas Tech University Moncrief Foundation Academic Scholarship, and the Zeta Tau Alpha West Houston Alumnae Chapter Scholarship. Megan was also on the President’s List and actively involved in WISE (Women Impacting Supply Excellence), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Tech Supply Chain Association.

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Zoe Mattis

Lehigh University
Meet Zoe Mattis, a 2017 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University. While attending Lehigh University, Zoe was elected as Vice President of the Lehigh University Women in Business Organization and also nominated as a TRAC Fellow Candidate. Zoe served as Vice President and, then, President of the Supply Chain Management Club. Zoe was awarded the Supply Chain Management Department Professors Award and the Supply Chain Management Department Junior Top Scholar Award. She earneda Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

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2016 AWESOME Scholars

 

Kyani Alford

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Kyani Alford is a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics with a minor in African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. While attending the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Kyani served as President and Director of Events for WISE (Women In Supply Chain), a student supply chain organization that empowers the industry with knowledge from Corporate professional’s experience and mentorships.

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Kaitlyn Gerard

University of Kansas
Kaitlyn Gerard is a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems at the University of Kansas. While attending the University of Kansas, Kaitlyn was an Office Assistant where she placed orders and distributed office supplies, provided support for professors, and helped manage the changing priorities and demands of administrators and students. During Kaitlyn’s junior year, she worked as a Supply Chain Management Teaching Assistant and helped faculty members with classroom instruction, exams, and record keeping. Kaitlyn was a member of the Supply Chain Management Club, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, a Business Ambassador, and a Peer Leadership Consultant.

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Julie Ludwig

Miami University

Julie is a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management and a minor in Management and Leadership from Miami University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. While attending Miami University, Julie was a Student Ambassador, on the Honors Student Advisory Board, a member of the Co-ed Intramural flag football and soccer team, and a campus tour guide. Julie was also a Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Teaching Assistant. As a CSE Teaching Assistant, she was responsible for attending all CSE classes, assisting students with various programs, grading homework assignments, and working weekly office hours.

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Hannah Walcher

Colorado State University
Hannah is a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Concentration in Supply Chain Management from Colorado State University. She also has certificates in International Business and Leadership in Organization. While attending Colorado State University, Hannah worked as a Supply Chain Intern at Wolf Robotics A. Lincoln Electric Company. At this internship, Hannah placed POs and obtained parts quotes to manage project budgets and provide cost savings, received and processed POs, DMRs, and incoming shipments to ensure efficiency and accuracy for downstream users. She also conducted end-of-year inventory counts and oversight of vendor managed inventory and unloaded and staged extremely large parts and fragile robots using Class IV forklifts.

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Annie Zheng

Syracuse University

Annie Zheng is a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. While attending Syracuse University, she was a student ambassador for Syracuse University Career Services and a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. Annie was also a Teaching Assistant for the Introduction to Supply Chain courses.

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2015 AWESOME Scholars

2015 AWESOME Scholars at the CSCMP Annual Conference with Dr Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director (left), and Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and CEO, DSC Logistics (center).

2015 AWESOME Scholars at the CSCMP Annual Conference with Dr Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director (left), and Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and CEO, DSC Logistics (center).

 

Samantha Herold

University of Tennessee
Samantha Herold Collinson is a 2016 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Management, and a minor in International Business and French from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

While attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Samantha was a Lab Manager, managing 36 computer labs on the campus while maintaining logistical oversight of lab employees and supplies, and providing training and mentorship to new hires. Samantha was also a Global Leadership Scholar at UT’s College of Business and won the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship from Womenetics.

 

Darby Hogan

Pennsylvania State University
Darby Hogan is a 2016 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Systems Management from Pennsylvania State University. While attending Penn State University, Darby was a student research assistant for The Center of Supply Chain Research and a Demand Fulfillment teaching assistant.

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Cindy Liu

University of Maryland
Cindy Liu is a 2016 graduate with a dual bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems at the University of Maryland. While attending the University of Maryland, Cindy was selected for: Honors College Student Council President, Honors College Student Coordinator, Consult Your Community (CYC) Project Leader and Business Analyst, Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) Board Member, Upward Bound Pre-College Mentor, and Supply Chain Management Society (SCMS) Vice President of Finance. She is a Certified Scrum Master Instructor and also earned an Executive Education Certification in Leading with Analytics and Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

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Danielle Shields

Syracuse University
Danielle Shields Willmott is a 2015 graduate with a dual bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Whitman School of Management and Advertising from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse University, Danielle was an Orientation Leader and became 1 of 44 leaders that welcomed 3,800 new students to the University.

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2014 AWESOME Scholars

 

Hannah Bremer

University of Kansas
Hannah Bremer is a 2015 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management from The University of Kansas. While attending The University of Kansas, Hannah was Vice President of Finance for University Supply Chain Club and a student member of CSCMP.

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Victoria Drici

Lehigh University
Victoria Drici is a 2015 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University. While attending Lehigh University, Victoria was a Finance Peer Tutor, a Supply Chain Scholar, and a representative on the College of Business and Economics Student Board of Advisors. She is a Certified Scrum Master Instructor in two areas of specialty: Professional Scrum Master I and Professional Scrum Product Owner I.

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Carla Garver

The Ohio State University
Carla Garver is a 2014 graduate with a master’s degree in Process Improvement and Project Management from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She served eight years of active duty in the US Coast Guard where she was responsible for forecasting, budgeting, and procurement. Carla achieved Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, is a Certified Scrum Master Instructor, and is also an Association for Talent Development Master Trainer.

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Nancy Odero

Miami University of Ohio
Nancy Odero is a 2015 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from Miami University of Ohio, and a 2018 graduate with a Master’s Degree in from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. While attending Miami University of Ohio, she was founding member and Vice President of the International Students Advisory Council. She holds a Supply Chain Operations Reference certification, the most recognized supply chain framework, that integrates the concepts of business process engineering, benchmarking, process measurement, and organizational design into a cross-functional framework. Nancy is also a certified NovoEd Instructor, which is an online learning platform that activates deep skill, leadership, and development training.

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2013 AWESOME Scholars

 

Alex Kester

Texas Christian University
Alexandra Kester is a 2014 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, and a 2020 graduate with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Systems Management from Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas, Dallas.

While attending Texas Christian University, Alexandra was selected as one of four TCU Students in the top 10% of the Supply Chain Management program to participate in the highly selective, one-year supply chain program involving a professional internship at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Alexandra gained exposure to all the supply chain functions, meeting with executives, and mapping the supply chain value stream for the F-16 missile system. She completed her internship in 2014.

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Monica Yu

The Ohio State University
Monica Yu is a 2014 graduate with a master’s degree in Business Administration from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and a 2008 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Soochow University in Taipei. While attending The Ohio State University, Monica was a recipient of the Robert Bartels Study Abroad Scholarship. She also achieved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certifications.

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