Markea Dickinson earns MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award

Markea Dickinson, a graduating senior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain management major, has earned a Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leah Davis and Jesse Swank, also supply chain seniors, earned honorable mention awards.

The MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards are granted to outstanding graduating seniors in Supply Chain here at Penn State as a result of a partnership initiated between the two universities last year. The award grants a tuition scholarship for the student’s use toward the MIT supply chain management master’s degree program.

“This is the second year now that MIT has granted more than one scholarship to our graduating Penn Staters, and that’s a real testament to the kind of quality graduates we produce in our supply chain program,” said Bob Novack, associate professor of business logistics.

Danny Yunes, a Smeal supply chain alumnus and graduate of MIT’s supply chain management program, visited Penn State last month to present Dickinson, Davis and Swank with their awards. Yunes is a manager of supply chain strategy at Coyote Logistics in Chicago.

Applications for the MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award open to supply chain seniors in January. Scholarship recipients are expected to spend two to five years in the workforce before joining the MIT graduate program.

The MIT Supply Chain Management Program is a 10-month study program designed for early career supply chain professionals that includes coursework, a company-sponsored project and international travel.

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 doctorate 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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Last Updated April 30, 2014