KALAMAZOO—A Western Michigan University student is one of four students in Michigan to be awarded a 2013 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship worth $5,000.
Senior Chad Niemchick, Hopkins, Mich., an integrated supply management major, earned the honor based on the credentials of the WMU program, GPA, personal character and career goals as evaluated by the nonprofit organization. A ceremony for the recipients will be held in October during the Transportation Club of Detroit Annual Scholarship Dinner.
"My career at WMU and the professors help to motivate me to go out and get what I want. WMU professors like to see students do well, so they push you to make the most out of college and it helps you to be successful.," says Niemchick, who says the scholarship will help him limit the number of loans he uses for college. "The fewer loans I have when I graduate the better off I will be."
Niemchick is also the sole recipient of this year's Lakeshore Human Resource Management $2,000 scholarship, which is awarded through a competitive application process to employees of its corporate members. Niemchick, who is employed at Perrigo, was selected as one of four finalists to participate in an interview before being named the recipient.
Niemchick, who started an indirect procurement internship at Perrigo this year, will graduate next spring. "I plan to stay in Michigan after graduation to get a job related to supply chain management. I would like to attend school part time until I earn my MBA."
Integrated supply management program
Ranked No. 12 in undergraduate supply chain education, WMU's integrated supply management program has been recognized nationally by several organizations and publications for its leadership in preparing students for careers in supply chain management.