Supply Chain Student Receives Richter Scholarship

This past spring, Marriott School of Management student Chris Huntington, a senior from Littleton, Colo., was named an R. Gene Richter Scholarship recipient, becoming the first Brigham Young University student to earn the most nationally recognized award in supply chain management.

"Chris is one of the most outstanding students in the program," says Tom Foster, BYU global supply chain professor. "His leadership in the Supply Chain Management Club has been terrific. This is a great recognition and opportunity for him and the global supply chain program here."

The Institute for Supply Management is the largest national scholarship program in the field of supply chain management and has continually recognized the nation's top students with the Richter Scholarship.

Each scholar receives $5,000 in tuition assistance and is mentored throughout the year by past winners and executives with supply chain expertise. Additionally, recipients participate in the ISM International Annual Conference and ISM Power Conference, where they take part in professional development and training opportunities.

Students from 32 universities applied in hopes of receiving the prestigious honor. Only 10 were selected to join the elite group of past winners.

Huntington is scheduled to graduate from the Marriott School in December. He is actively involved in student leadership on campus, serving as vice president of operations for Students for Social Innovation and as director of the Supply Chain Management Club.

"As a Richter Scholar you become part of a family of past winners and executives who support the program," Huntington says. "I did not initially understand the breadth of opportunity that comes with winning the award, but I am looking forward to networking with all those I meet through the Richter Scholar program and receiving great guidance and support as I build my supply chain career."

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school's mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School's graduate and undergraduate programs.

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