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Supply Chain Junior Earns Prestigious R. Gene Richter Scholarship Award

Karoline Rueckerl, a Supply Chain Management junior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 R. Gene Richter Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
May 9, 2014

Karoline Rueckerl, a Supply Chain Management junior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 R. Gene Richter Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

R. Gene Richter Scholarships are presented annually to the top supply chain management students from across the United States.

At Penn State, Rueckerl serves as director of mentorship for one of the college’s supply chain management organizations, through which she supports students with resume editing and interview preparation. She is currently working to expand her role to provide a mentoring program that links underclassmen with upperclassmen, allowing for more intimate professional and personal coaching in the academic program.

Rueckerl has held two project steering co-ops with BMW and a catalyst refining-supply chain internship with BASF.

As an award recipient, Rueckerl will be honored at ISM 2014 in Las Vegas this month. Awardees earn a monetary scholarship of up to $5,000 in tuition assistance and are granted access to an executive mentor and a junior mentor, a former Richter scholar.

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established and named in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM. For more information on the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program, visit www.richterfoundation.org.

The Institute for Supply Management was founded in 1915 to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations.

About Supply Chain at Penn State
Smeal’s No. 1 supply chain program offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain education, beginning at the undergraduate level with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems. In conjunction with Penn State's World Campus, students can earn a Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program offers a concentration in supply chain management, and the college also offers a Ph.D. in supply chain. Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs offer certificate programs in supply chain management and supply chain leadership.

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