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Monroeville Resident Lisa Marie is 2010 Richter Scholar

Duquesne University student Lisa Marie, a resident of Monroeville, was recently recognized with a 2010 R. Gene Richter Scholarship. One of only seven recipients for the award, Marie will be a senior this fall in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration, where she is majoring in supply chain management and information systems management.

The scholarships are awarded by the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund. Now in its seventh year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program is the largest nationally recognized scholarship program in the field of supply chain management and identifies future leaders of supply management and “fast-tracks” them into the profession.

“At its core, supply chain involves a large amount of collaboration among a diverse group of people to work together and solve problems to achieve a common goal,” said Marie.

Marie has held consecutive internships with Westinghouse Electric Co. and is currently an intern for Global Growth and Innovation, Supply Chain, where she maps current buying center processes for future procedures and identifies areas for process improvement.

A member of the Duquesne Association for Information Technology and the Duquesne Supply Chain Council, Marie spent the spring 2009 semester studying abroad at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is currently preparing for a summer internship at Alcoa Inc.

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established in memory of supply management innovator and leader R. Gene Richter, who is credited for elevating the profession to world-class stature. He led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Corp., Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines (IBM). Winners of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship are awarded tuition assistance of $5,000.

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