News release prepared by: Olivia Blanco, 785-532-2753, oblanco@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

SUPPLYING A NEED: SCHOLARSHIP FROM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT COUNCIL HELPS STUDENT EXPLORE CAREER IN FIELD

MANHATTAN -- A scholarship from a regional industry group will help a Kansas State University student pursue her interest in supply chain management.

Jinzi Chen, a senior in management from Shanwei, China, was awarded the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' scholarship, one of two awards given annually to Kansas City-area students by the Kansas City Heartland Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

"Ms. Chen is an outstanding student in supply chain management. She received one of the two CSCMP student scholarships in the state of Kansas based on her distinguished academic achievement, community service record and student organization leadership," said Chwen Sheu, head of the university's department of management and Paul Edgerley chair in business administration.

"I was honored to be granted this scholarship. It has allowed me to further explore a career in supply chain management," Chen said.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is an international professional organization that promotes logistics and supply chain management practices. The council leads the supply chain management profession by developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge on supply chain management.

Chen also was chosen to represent the Kansas City area at the 2011 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals global annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. The conference had more than 3,000 people representing 42 countries.

"I had the opportunity to talk with many professionals, attend presentations and learn from practitioners," Chen said. "It was a great experience. The benefits were invaluable for me."

Chen has served as a College of Business Administration student ambassador and committee chair for International Week. She volunteers to guide new student orientations, administer enrollment assistance and provide document translation services for international students. She also is a member of Alpha of Clovia Scholarship House.