Student Stories

SCIS student stories focus on their journeys within their major. Hear about their accomplishments in achieving their goals.

THON 2024 Executive Committee - Smeal Supply Chain Students

Congratulations to supply chain students Zach Newman, Anastasia Mitrovic, Keegan Sobczak, and Anna Yankanich for being elected to serve on the Penn State THON™ Executive Committee.

2024 Student Organization Spotlight: Supply Chain Management Association

The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is Penn State’s general supply chain student organization that is student-led and faculty-supported! McKenna Schrenk, SCMA President, shares how this organization has impacted her time since joining in the Fall 2022. Read the full story

SCIS Student named Finalist for "Academic Heisman"

Olu Fashanu, the starting left tackle for the Penn State football team who is majoring in supply chain and information systems, has been named a finalist for the 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy by the National Football Foundation. The Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award, has been called the “Academic Heisman.” Read the full story here

SCIS Student Awarded AWESOME Scholarship

This year’s recipients include Penn State Smeal College of Business student Emma Scott, an incoming supply chain and information systems senior minoring in information systems management. Scott received a $5,000 scholarship and a place among this year’s 20 award winners. Read the full story here.

Seven SCIS Students Earn Distinguished MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Seven Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain students were awarded distinguished fellowships recently at an award ceremony held by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Read the full story here.

Supply Chain Management Student Receives Professional Master's Excellence Award

Sungjin Ryu, a graduate student pursuing a master of supply chain management, was awarded the Professional Master’s Excellence Award for his culminating experience in supply chain management. The Professional Master’s Excellence Award recognizes individual student excellence within any graduate program based on the student’s breadth of experience, performance and professional projects or work. Read the full story here.

Smeal announces Spring 2023 Senior Award Recipients

The Penn State Smeal College of Business annually honors graduating seniors who have made meaningful contributions to Smeal with four different awards. Four students from the SCIS and MIS programs earned various awards. Read the full story here.

SCIS Student Awarded 2023 R. Gene Richter Scholarship

Garrett Callenberger, a supply chain and information systems junior, has been selected as one of six 2023 R. Gene Richter Scholarship recipients. Supported by the R. Gene and Nancy Richter Foundation, the scholarship is offered to students enrolled in an accredited supply chain management program and offers tuition assistance, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Read the full story here.

Four Smeal Students earn Prestigious Scholarships

Four Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain students were awarded prestigious scholarships recently at the 119th annual dinner of the Traffic Club of Pittsburgh. Matthew Hinkle, a senior supply chain and information systems major and information systems management minor, Maria Karamanos, a senior supply chain and information systems major and information systems management minor, Reilly McCarthy, a senior supply chain and information systems major, and Emma Scott, a junior supply chain and information systems major and information systems management minor each received a $7,500 scholarship. Smeal dominated the scholarship awards, receiving half of the eight awarded. Read the full story here.

NASPO Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Scholarship. Nicholas Marcolongo and McKenna Fritz, both Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain students, have been selected based on their academic excellence and interest in a career in public procurement. Read more about the NASPO Scholarship recipients here.