Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Awards and Conferences for Logistics

At the Institute of Supply Management-Nashville (ISM) 2013 Awards Night at the One Century Plaza Conference Center in Nashville, Vol State Logistics Graduates Dawn Leady and John Kemper won the two ISM $500.00 scholarships awarded for 2013, the fourth consecutive year a Vol State Logistics Student has won an ISM scholarship. Previous ISM scholarship winners include Cynthia Sasser, Shannon White, Carrie Irvin, and Jeffrey Hartmann. 

Also at the Awards Night, Vol State and University of Memphis Graduate Shannon White won the ISM award as "Volunteer of the Year", and Vol State Associate Professor George Wilson won the William J. Burns Award for outstanding leadership in supply chain management.

Pictured left-to-right at ISM Awards Night are: Adjunct Instructor Beverly Wilson, ISM Treasurer (and Vol State Adjunct Instructor) Don Ellis, Dawn Leady, Dr. Bruce Scism. George Wilson, Terry Bubb, John Kemper, Dr. Emily Short, and Dr. Jerry Faulkner.

In other Logistics news…

The 2nd Annual Nashville Logistics Epicenter Event presented by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) on 15May2013 at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce was attended by over 40 persons from industry, government, and education to discuss issues of infrastructure and workforce development. Vol State Logistics Graduates John Kemper and Dawn Leady took active roles at this event as John served as spokesperson for the workforce development breakout session, and Dawn served as recorder and photographer for the event. At this event, Adjunct Instructor Don Ellis represented both Vol State and the Institute of Supply Management-Nashville (Don is ISM Treasurer) while Associate Professor George Wilson was a co-organizer for this event along with Shannon White, Vol State and University of Memphis Graduate.

In the second photo, Dawn Leady and Don Ellis flank John Kemper as he shares the ideas and concerns of the workforce development breakout session.

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