By Caroline Brooks
What does a top-ranked supply chain management program produce? Top supply chain students and professionals.
The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation named two Broad College of Business students as 2017 R. Gene Richter Scholars, a distinction reserved for the topmost students in the United States. Colleena Peng and Enisa Selimagic (both BA Supply Chain Management ’18) are two of just six students from across the nation to be recognized with this scholarship.
“This is a wonderful honor for Colleena and Enisa, but also for the Broad College and Michigan State University. Our top-ranking program is due in part to the stellar students who are in our program and the highly successful alumni who graduate from our program. Their recognition will nicely add to the accolades our students and faculty have received and we hope will continue to receive in the future,” said Sanjay Gupta, dean of the Eli Broad College of Business.
Peng is currently interning with Ernst & Young, and previously interned with Nestle and GE Aviation. On campus, she has served as an academic tutor for the Broad College of Business Multicultural Business Program, is co-founder and co-president for the Corporate Retail Association, as well as a student assistant for Broad’s Master’s of Science in Marketing Research program. Peng’s executive mentor is William Dempsey, chief procurement officer at Molson Coors Brewing Company; her junior mentor is Kevin Cronin (BA Supply Chain Management ’16), sourcing analyst at A.T. Kearney.
Selimagic has held several leadership roles at the Broad College, including career fair director of the MSU Supply Chain Management Association and newly elected president of the association. During the academic year, she works at Broad’s Lear Career Services Center, is currently interning with General Motors, and has held internships in the past with Boeing and GE Aviation. Her ISM executive mentor is Thomas Nash, C.P.M., corporate vice president and chief supply chain officer, American Red Cross.
The ISM will recognize the 2017 R. Gene Richter Scholars May 22 at an awards dinner during ISM2017, the institute’s annual conference.