Supply Chain's Preciado honored for teaching excellence

July 29, 2014

Felisa Preciado, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Fred Brand Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Preciado joined the Smeal faculty in 2007 after spending several years in industry at Kimberly-Clark, where she served as a supply chain senior specialist for Latin American operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University, a master’s degree from Florida State University, and a doctorate from Purdue University, all in industrial engineering.

Faculty are nominated for the Brand Award by their academic departments. Students then offer their support of the nominees, with a committee of past honorees and student representatives selecting the recipients.

The award is named in honor of 1932 Penn State graduate Fred Brand Jr. Brand was a successful insurance executive who spent much of his career with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. He died in 1998.

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Last Updated July 30, 2014