Students Receive Scholarships from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals of Southern California

Jan. 9, 2009 -

 A strong foundation in language studies, economics and global business helped two Redlands students snag scholarships provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals of Southern California.

Global business majors Matthew Dale and Staci Walsh each will receive $2,500 to expand their understanding of business and supply chain management.

Dale will be completing language training in China during the summer, while Walsh will use the funds for an independent study project, where she will travel to several corporations to observe how they handle supply chain management and logistics issues.

 Dale, who is a sophomore, is in his second year of Mandarin study. He has worked as a research assistant at Redlands, conducting research for a chapter on outsourcing in a textbook on marketing principles and practices. He also has helped build homes for low-income people in the Inland area and Mexico. During May Term, he is scheduled to participate in a research trip, where he will spend 18 days in China, starting in Hong Kong and ending in Beijing. The course is designed to help students explore China’s efforts at free enterprise.

 Walsh is a junior and the recipient of the Boeing management internship for the summer of 2009. She has studied in Paris through an international business program and is in her third year as a member of the Redlands women’s golf team. She also has worked as an economics tutor and in the spring will begin serving as program director for Big Buddies, a university-run program that pairs University of Redlands students with children in the community.

Walsh and Dale competed against students with more specialized logistics and operations backgrounds. But the pair was able to convince a panel that their liberal arts foundation gave them a notably strong understanding of language, economics, culture, government, management and business, according to Jack Osborn, Hunsaker Chair of Management at Redlands.

 “These awards clearly recognize the fact that we are turning out very well rounded students who appear attractive to a variety of corporations and functions within corporations,” Osborn said. 

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