USD School of Business Administration Students Honored at ISM Services Conference

Sixteen students representing top supply management programs at five universities were honored today at the 12th Annual ISM Services Conference at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix. The conference is hosted by Institute for Supply Management (ISM)’s Services Group.

Scholarship recipients exemplify the very best in educational achievement and the future of the supply management profession. Each scholar received US$1,000 plus sponsored registration and travel allowance to attend the ISM Services Conference taking place December 1-2, 2011 in Phoenix. The following USD School of Business Administration Supply Chain Management Institute students are 2011 ISM Services Group Scholarship winners: 

  • Brittany Leeder 
  • Kelly Shambaugh 
  • Katie Stoner

ISM Services Group is one of several groups comprised of ISM members with common interests in education and networking in various topics. Members are either in services industries or are supply management professionals who buy services. The Services Group’s University Relations efforts focus on four main areas: mentoring, internships, scholarships and on-site activities. Visit the ISM Services Group online at

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management (CSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). 


Media Contacts:
ISM Services Group University Relations
Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P. |
Christopher Flum, C.P.M. |


Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
(U.S. only) 800/888-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480/752-6276, extension 3143


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