Haworth College of Business News
A WMU student is among 15 students nationwide to win a $5,000 scholarship from the world’s leading business software company.
Andrew Taylor, of Kalamazoo, a junior majoring in integrated supply management, is the recipient of the SAP America Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in business, computer science, mathematics or engineering.
Taylor, a U.S. army veteran who served in Iraq, is the sixth ISM student to win the coveted scholarship. Past recipients include Elizabeth (Aven) Werner, BBA ’07, in 2007; Marie Chapman, BBA ’08, and Richard Pode, BBA ’08, in 2008; and Alison Brubaker, BBA ’09, and Kevin Little, BBA ’09, in 2009.
“Winning this scholarship inspires and motivates me to continue to set the bar high and reach for it in hopes of honoring those who have faith in me,” says Taylor.
“The ISM program has a long tradition of integrating technology like SAP software into the curriculum,” says Dr. Bret Wagner, director of the ISM program and associate professor of management. Many of our students have leveraged these technology skills in developing their careers. It’s rewarding to see an excellent student like Andrew recognized for his efforts in taking advantage of the opportunities available to learn these technical skills.”
The SAP University Alliance Program provides faculty members at approximately 120 universities in the United States and Canada with the tools and resources necessary to teach using SAP Business Suite–software that supports business, engineering and information technology programs and enables students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, exercises and problem solving, case studies and research programs.