BGSU Has Multiple Winners of National Supply Chain Scholarship

Two BGSU supply chain management students are receiving the prestigious R. Gene Richter Scholarship award out of ten national scholarships presented. The Institute for Supply Management will honor BGSU students Katie Post and Alex Shock at the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference in Las Vegas in May. For BGSU, this is the first time it has had multiple winners of this scholarship which is the largest national scholarship program in the field of supply management.

The award recognizes the best supply chain management talent in the country. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on high academic achievement, demonstrated strong leadership skills, high ethical standards, and a strong commitment to pursuing a career in the field of supply management.

Katie has been very active in both the College of Business and the University. She is a representative for the BGSU Undergraduate Student Government, currently serving as the speaker. She is a member of the College’s Supply Chain Management Association and is currently the director of professional development.  Katie has also been a student representative on the University Conduct Committee, the Bowling Green United Way Board, the Library Advisory Board, the Heath Center Board, and the Co-Op and Internship Task Force.  She held a co-op at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and participated in the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition in 2013. She volunteered in Kenya over a summer and has been very active in local community programs that help the underprivileged and involve green initiatives.

Alex has participated in numerous supply chain internships, including John Deere Turf Care in North Carolina, John Deere Power Systems in Iowa, and currently at Marathon Petroleum Products in Findlay. She also is active in the BGSU Supply Chain Management Association, including director of case competitions.  She was a member of the General Motors/Wayne State Case Competition and her volunteer activities include Trot for Track, Volley for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity, and Feed Lucas County Children. Alex also is a student worker for BGSU’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Admissions.

Even though this is the first time BGSU has had multiple winners of the Richter Scholarship, the University has had a recipient five out of the past eight years.