Student and Scholar program awards

2011 Student/Scholar Education Program

2011 APICS International Conference & Expo
October 23–25, 2011
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

APICS 2011 had a variety of venues for students and certification candidates to expand their professional opportunities.

APICS student members connected with prospective employers at the 2011 Student Career Fair, at which students had the opportunity to meet with recruiters interested in hiring young supply chain and operations management professionals.

Students were invited to interview with APICS Student Career Fair organizations, including PwC, Caterpiller, and Eaton.

Dedicated students and certification candidates are honored at APICS 2011 

James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship

  • Kuntal Trivedi 
  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Logistics Department, DIAB Inc.
  • APICS CSCP program
  • Anna Wang
  • Supply chain customer service, Shanghai
  • APICS CSCP program
  • Fardad Irannejadi Bozorgi
  • Senior Inventory Management Specialist, BOSCH Power Tools-Iran 
  • APICS CPIM program

George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 

  • Winner: René Kemmerling, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • 1st runner up: David C. Hall, Clemson University
  • 2nd runner up: John W. Gardner, The Ohio State University

Head of the Class Competition 


Graduate winners:
  • 1st place:  Brett Ward, California Polytechnic State University
  • 2nd place: Venky Arun, Purdue University
  • 3rd place: Ore Ajakaiye, University at Buffalo
  • Runner up: Nadine Fournier, HEC Montréal
  • Runner up: Bhujanga Adapa, Wichita State University
Undergraduate winners:
  • 1st place: Veronica Stana, Portland State University
  • 2nd place: Rene Gable, Conestoga College
  • 3rd place: Joe Hosler, Penn State University
  • Runner up: James Grahek, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Runner up: Kyle Fleming, Western Washington University

APICS Student Poster Session Contest

  • 1st place: Brandon Holt, Virginia Tech     
  • 2nd place: Camille Fleischauer, Duquesne University
  • 3rd place: Xuan Xian Li, Algonquin College
Congratulations to the 2011 winners!