Two DeSales MBA Program Students Accept Scholarships from the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Supply Management

by Vanessa Williams | Apr 05, 2016

ISM Scholarship Reward Recipients

DeSales University MBA students Mike Manning and Diwaker Thakur were recently recognized as recipients of the Carl F. Zipf Memorial Scholarship Program by George Nisiotis, President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). In front of a packed room of their colleagues and peers, they each received a $2,500 scholarship to continue to pursue their MBA degrees with a concentration in Supply Chain Management at DeSales University. The scholarship is granted students who are pursuing a degree in supply chain management, material management, or in a business-related field, or work in the supply chain management field. Recipients must have been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education, either full time or part time, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Mike serves as a Sourcing Analyst for PPL Corporation. Diwaker is a Supply Chain Planner for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Both organizations are on the Fortune 500, and headquartered in the Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Dave Gilfoil, Director of the MBA program is delighted, “Having Mike and Diwaker receive these scholarships confirms that our newly minted concentration and our partnership with ISM we are vectoring in the right direction and attracting the right kind of talent. We look forward to supporting both the ISM and a steady flow of Supply Chain MBA candidates for years to come.”

The ongoing partnership between DeSales MBA and ISM strives to create awareness of the discipline, to facilitate the development of a healthy Supply Chain Management workforce, and to enhance the overall competitive position of companies in the greater Lehigh Valley.

Congratulations to Mike and Diwaker on this prestigious honor!

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