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Student wins information management award

May 12, 2009

KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University student majoring in telecommunications and information management won an award at the 2009 International Telecommunications Education and Research Association Conference April 18-20 in Atlanta.

Matthew Andreychuk, of Vassar, Mich., won the Best Undergraduate Student Research Paper Award at the conference. Also competing was fellow WMU TIM major Sean Bradford, of Fraser, Mich. Last year, a WMU won ITERA's student team case project finalist award.

Student paper submissions are competitively selected for presentation at the conference. ITERA awards only two top papers: one at the graduate level and one at the undergraduate level. Andreychuk's paper was titled: "Sony Inc., A Case Study Analysis in Strategic Innovation."

Telecommunications and Information Management

WMU's TIM program is an interdisciplinary major offered through the Computer Information Systems program in the Haworth College of Business and the School of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is designed to train students in a variety of telecommunications and data communication subdisciplines. Its mission is to give students a well-balanced education in a variety of business and technical management issues. The U.S. Department of Labor considers information technology management one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States.

The WMU TIM program is a member of the ITERA consortium of schools, representing some of the nation's best programs in the field of telecommunications and information sciences. The program is co-directed by Dr. Mike Tarn, professor of business information systems, and Dr. Richard Gershon, professor of communication.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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