HU SCM News & Information
HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS R. GENE RICHTER SCHOLARSHIP
TEMPE, Ariz., April 24, 2014 - Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) has selected the 2014 recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship, an award annually presented to the top supply chain management students from across the United States. Recipients were determined based upon a submitted essay, cumulative
grade point average, extracurricular involvement and overall achievements as
a pre-professional. Zawadi Dismuke is among the few students selected as a
2014 R. Gene Richter Scholar.
Dismuke is a student majoring in supply chain management at
Howard University.She will graduate in May 2015 and currently carries a
cumulative 4.0 GPA.She has been recognized as a Scholar by the
National Society of Collegiate Scholars,a Legacy Scholar by Howard University
and a Buick Achievers Scholar by Buick, among other honors.
An active student at Howard, Dismuke has pursued numerous extracurricular
activities, which includes serving as vice president of membership for the
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. In this position,
she improved the fraternity’s recruitment with knowledge gained through professional seminars and research. She also participated in the United Women in Business Seminar in 2013, acts as a coach and choreographer for the Bethune Annex Dance Team, and serves on the academic excellence committee for Howard’s School of Business Student Council.
Dismuke believes that supply chain management is perfect for her. “As I studied more about the field, I realized how much the problem-solving and analyzing required fit my personality. Because of this seemingly perfect match, I knew this was a field I could excel in,” she said.
Upon graduation in May 2015, Dismuke intends to gain professional experience before pursing an MBA in supply chain management.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS LAUNCHES A.T. KEARNEY CONSULTING PROGRAM
The Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department in the Howard University’s School of Business recently launched the A.T. Kearney Student Lab Corporate Consulting Program for M.B.A. students.
The A.T. Kearney Lab provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained from the classroom to real-world executive settings. M.B.A. students worked in teams to complete live, interdisciplinary projects requiring the efficient and strategic usage of information systems and technologies. The program has proven itself wildly successful at other leading universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago and UCLA.
“Not only did students gain a great deal of experience and knowledge through this process, but the corporate clients gained insight and solutions and were able to build relationships with top talent from Howard University,” said James Haddow, director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management at Howard University.
In addition to the résumé and character-building projects, M.B.A. students were able to engage with great companies and enthusiastic executives, including experienced A.T. Kearney consultants.
CHRYSLER PARTNERS WITH HOWARD UNIVERSITY SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAM
The Howard University Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management has partnered with Chrysler Group and Arizona State University (ASU) to launch the Supply Chain Management Leadership Exchange & Internship Program (LEIP) for the 2014-2015 school year.LEIP’s inaugural efforts will allow four students -- two from Howard and two from ASU -- to collaborate on a project during a summer internship
in Chrysler’s chain supply management division. The participating Howard University students are Maya McWhorter and Shavaunna Hodges. Both have already begun their summer internships with Chrysler.
In the fall, the students will continue working on their projects from opposite home institutions, with McWhorter and Hodges studying at ASU while the ASU students are heading to Howard for a semester. Chrysler is providing scholarships to cover the students' costs and living expenses during the exchange.
“Supply chain has emerged as a key strategic discipline in the last few years because of what we’ve been through,” said Eric Williams, associate director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management at Howard University School of Business. “The companies that do a really good job of partnering with a small number of universities and going deep with them are doing better at attracting talent.”
PHILADELPHIA NATIVE AND HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT CROWNED MISS BLACK PENNSYLVANIA USA 2015
Philadelphia Native and Howard University Student Crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015
Kayla Shuler of Philadelphia has been crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015. Shuler studied dance at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. She is currently studying Supply Chain Management at the Howard University School of Business in Washington. She will graduate from Howard University in Spring 2016. Shuler is an active member of the Howard University community. In October 2013, she cofounded BEYOND (Because Everything You Overcame Needs Dance). BEYOND encourages youth to make positive changes in their communities through art. Shuler is also the treasurer and fundraising chair of the Howard University Bisonette Dance Ensemble, a mentor, and a member of the Howard University Philadelphia Club. During the summer of 2014, Shuler interned with Target as an Executive Team Lead-Guest and continues to expand herself professionally. Shuler will be representing Pennsylvania in the Miss Black USA Pageant in August 2015. The mission of the Miss Black USA Pageant is “to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the whole woman – mind, body, and spirit.” Founded in 1986, the Miss Black USA Pageant has provided winners with scholarship money, international travel opportunities, modeling contracts, and leadership development.
SUPPLY CHAIN STUDENTS WIN CAPITAL ONE SCHOLARSHIP!
We are proud to announce that three HU SCM students were awarded ISM-Capital One Scholarships
this year. Nikote Etienne (2nd year MBA), Lola Akingbade (2nd year MBA) and Obiozor Emeagwali
(Senior) won the scholarships. This year there were 133 applicants for the scholarships and just 12
winners.The Howard University SCM program earned 3 of the 12 scholarships awarded…..quite
2014 GM/Wayne State University Case Competition
Howard University case team participated in the 4th annual GM/Wayne State University Supply Chain Management undergraduate case competition earlier this month at the Marriott Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit (site of GM's world headquarters). Advisory Board member Bill Hurles (GM) once again participated as a judge.
We advanced to the final round for the third year in a row and Wayne State and Memphis won the competition this year. The team did very well and should be proud.
Our team consisted of three seniors: Sarah Brown, Davida Bynum and Jarvis Smith and one junior: Brandon Palm. This great team, with their faculty advisor, Professor Haddow, represented Howard University in consummate fashion both during their presentations and throughout the entire event.
We are all extremely proud of the students' continued tremendous showing at this prominent competition.
HU'S SUCCESS AT THE ISM DIVERSITY SUMMIT CASE COMPETITION
We are delighted to announce that our “Howard University Supply Chain Management Case Competition Team” won the student case competition at the 11thAnnual ISM Diversity Summit in Atlanta, GA last week. Our team, comprised of Captain Brittany Hayes (2nd year MBA), Operations Manager Beersheba Philippe (2ndyear MBA), Antonio Aguilar (2nd year MBA) and Maria Maldonado (1st year MBA) delivered a fantastic presentation that was well researched, rehearsed, delivered and received. The team was supported by faculty advisor Dr. Anupam Kumar. We are extremely proud of their performance, as they represented HU well and brought home the GOLD.