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 will complete her degree in Supply Chain Management at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in December 2019.
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Katie Gustas

Penn State University
Katie is a junior at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, majoring in Supply Chain Management with a focus on International Business and Management Information Systems.
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McKenzie Meehan

University of Arkansas
McKenzie will receive her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a Supply Chain Management major and Marketing minor from the University of Arkansas in May 2020.
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Kailey Peterson

Michigan State University
Kailey will receive her Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Information Technology from Michigan State University in the Spring of 2020.
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Alyson Weber

Syracuse University
Alyson will complete her degree in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Food Studies at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in Spring of 2020.
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2018 Scholars

Sarah DiPietro

Michigan State
Sarah DiPietro is a first year MBA student with a concentration on Supply Chain Management and Finance at Michigan State University. She has a B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

 

Kate Kobza

University of Tennessee
Kate Kobza is a first year MBA student with a concentration in Supply Chain Management within the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Supply Chain Program. She has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

Lauren McGlon

Auburn University
Lauren McGlon will complete her degree in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Sustainability Studies at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in Spring 2019.

 

Monica Sewell

University of Arkansas
Monica Sewell will complete her bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, with an Information Systems minor in the spring of 2020.

 

Meghan Tomassetti

Syracuse University
Meghan Tomassetti will complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in the spring of 2019.


2017 AWESOME Scholars

Fatima Awan

University of Maryland, College Park
Fatima Awan is an international graduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has a BSc (Honors) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. Fatima will graduate in December 2017.

Laura Holleran

Pennsylvania State University
Laura Holleran will complete her bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University in the spring of 2018.

 

Ellie House

University of Kansas
Ellie House will graduate from the University of Kansas in May 2018 with a BS in Supply Chain Management and Accounting and a concentration in Business Analytics. She is a member of the University Honors Program and the Business Honors Program.

 

Megan Long

Texas Tech University
Megan Long will receive her undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management from Texas Tech University in the spring of 2018.

 

Zoe Mattis

Lehigh University
Zoe Mattis will receive her BS in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in December 2017.

 

 


2016 AWESOME Scholars

Kyani Alford

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Kyani Alford is a senior in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Kyani is from West Memphis, Arkansas.

 

Kaitlyn Gerard

University of Kansas
Kaitlyn Gerard is a senior at the University of Kansas majoring in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems.

 

Julie Ludwig

Miami University
Julie Ludwig will graduate in May 2017 from Miami University with a major in Supply Chain and Operations Management, and a minor in Management and Leadership.

 

Hannah Walcher

Colorado State University
Hannah Walcher is studying Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University (CSU) with additional certificates in International Business and Leadership in Organizations. She will be graduating in the spring of 2017.

 

Annie Zheng

Syracuse University
Annie Zheng is a senior at Syracuse University majoring in Supply Chain Management. On campus, she works as a student ambassador with Career Services and as Vice President of Finance with the oldest and largest business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi.

 


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 attends the University of Tennessee where she majors in Supply Management with a minor in International Business and French. She is a Global Leadership Scholar in UT’s College of Business and in 2014, won the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship from Womenetics.

Darby Hogan

Pennsylvania State University
Darby Hogan will graduate from Penn State University with a major in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Systems Management. She has served as president and in other executive board positions of Penn State’s CSCMP Student Roundtable.

Cindy Liu

University of Maryland
Cindy Liu is pursuing a dual degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems at the University of Maryland. She was selected for the Supply Chain Fellows Program, and is involved with Honors Ambassadors, Consult Your Community, Supply Chain Management Society, and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council on campus.

Danielle Shields

Syracuse University
Danielle Shields graduated in December 2015 from Syracuse University with a dual major in Supply Chain Management in the Whitman School of Management and Advertising in the Newhouse School of Public Communications.  She will be starting full time with Target beginning in February working as a Group Leader in one of their distribution centers.

Jessica Sun

Michigan State University
Jessica Sun majors in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Michigan State University. She has participated in the undergraduate branch of the Supply Chain Management Association and volunteered as an SCMA Career Fair Ambassador.

 


2014 AWESOME Scholars

Hannah Bremer

University of Kansas
Hannah Bremer is pursuing a Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Kansas. She is the VP of Finance for the University Supply Chain Club and a student member of CSCMP.

 

Victoria Drici

Lehigh University
Victoria Drici is a Supply Chain Management major at Lehigh University. Victoria is a Finance Peer Tutor, a Supply Chain Scholar, and a representative on the College of Business and Economics Student Board of Advisors.

 

Carla Garver

The Ohio State University
Carla Garver is a second year MBA student with a specialization in Operations and Supply Chain at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. She served eight years active duty in the US Coast Guard, responsible for forecasting, budgeting and procurement.

 

Lauryn Kulkarni

Syracuse University
Lauryn Kulkarni is a double major in Supply Chain Management and Finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. At Syracuse, Lauryn has participated in the Denver Transportation Case Competition and is a member of the Franklin Supply Chain Group.

Nancy Odero

Miami University of Ohio
Nancy Odero is a Supply Chain Management major at Miami University of Ohio. She is a founding member and Vice President of the International Students Advisory Council, and is a member of the Supply Chain Management Association.

 


2013 AWESOME Scholars

Alex Kester

Texas Christian University
Alex Kester is a 2014 graduate of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University with a major in supply chain management and marketing. Her honors thesis is on “Human Capital Affects the Efficiency and Viability of the Supply Chain.”

 

Monica Yu

The Ohio State University

Monica Yu is a 2014 Robert Bartels Fellowship MBA student in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, focusing on operations, Lean Six Sigma strategy and marketing. She received her BA degree in finance from Soochow University in Taipei in June of 2008.

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