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2017 APICS Voluntary Service Award Winners


Each year, APICS recognizes outstanding APICS members with the Voluntary Service Awards. Winners have demonstrated a deep commitment to volunteering, as well as an uncommon dedication to the APICS vision and mission. These prestigious service awards are presented in two categories — the Student Voluntary Service Award and the Student Chapter Mentor Award. Today, the Voluntary Service Award winners were honored at the APICS Leadership Summit which was held in advance of the APICS 2017 conference, the flagship event for supply chain professionals.

We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Voluntary Service Awards:

The Student Voluntary Service Award honors an outstanding student who has positively affected the lives of their peers and shown a commitment to the APICS vision.

The 2017 Student Voluntary Service Award was presented to Lauren Carroll of Western Michigan University, who has shown exceptional commitment to being a next-generation supply chain leader.

In her role as Chief Operations Officer, Lauren has been an invaluable asset to the growth of the APICS Student Chapter at Western Michigan University. She has worked tirelessly to plan and execute more than fifteen student chapter events, including two fundraisers that generated $1,500 for her chapter. She also took steps to restructure her chapter, and as a result increased active student membership by nearly 50%. Lauren also shines as an up-and-coming supply chain professional. So far in her educational career, she has participated in two APICS case competitions and proactively attends Southwest Michigan APICS professional chapter meetings. Congratulations to Lauren for her commitment to APICS and her chosen profession!

The Student Chapter Mentor Award commemorates a mentor's success in supporting a student chapter.

The 2017 Student Chapter Mentor Award was presented to Janet L. Hartley, PhD. of Bowling Green State University, for her unequaled dedication to positively influencing the lives of supply chain students.

Janet recognizes that the students of today are the supply chain leaders of tomorrow. As such, Janet has been actively involved in mentoring students for nearly 25 years via her work with student organizations, case competitions and as Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at Bowling Green State University. She has been a co-advisor of the APICS Bowling Green student chapter since 2012 and has served as a vital link with the APICS Toledo professional chapter. Congratulations to Janet for her dedication and her passion for APICS and her students!

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