Help Support our talented MSCM and OPS students
The first $10,000 in gifts to the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and Operations Management Programs will be matched 1:1 by alumna Karen Chaudiere, ’87 and Rick Keist.
Support Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) and Operations Management through two different goals for this year.
Scholarship Support for MSCM/Ops Students – GOAL: $25,000+
In 2018, the MSCM/Ops program gave $78,000 of scholarship support and there were still more students to be supported. Scholarships provide necessary funding for students to complete their degree with low or no loan debt.
This year, thanks to a generous match fund by Karen Chaudiere (’83) and Rick Keist, we are excited to offer $1 for $1 match for donations on Give Day. Through her generosity, we have $10,000 available funding and our goal is to provide more funding available for our MSCM/Ops students. Give your gift in honor of someone who has had an influence on you and help us get to our goal of $25,000.
APICS Officers Conference and Support – GOAL: $10,000
The APICS international conference is on September 30 through October 2 in Chicago this year. Supporting our students will allow them the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, represent Western in an international platform and gain connections they will bring back to the Campus. Support will go towards:
· Conference fees and registration,
· Travel stipends and expenses,
· Hotel costs.
Our own officers will be logging on WWU Give Day’s website on June 1 and will give $200 each to show their commitment to this effort. The officers have shared if they received the APICS Scholars support provided by APICS, all funding would go into the APICS fund for future generations of APICS Officers to access.
A personal note from one of our Officers:
"The APICS National conference is currently the largest gathering of Supply Chain professionals. This is an opportunity that would grant us lifelong experiences and knowledge that would benefit our futures immensely. The conference covers many educational topics regarding our future profession, but one topic that interests me greatly is the forum on women in supply chain.
For many STEM programs there is a lack of women perusing these careers. This forum would bring light to the topic that is very applicable to me and many women at WWU and is a chance to meet and learn from women who have paved the way for so many others to come. The money that is raised through Give Day will be used to pay for our attendance at the conference. We would like to thank everyone that is able to donate to this cause, we consider it an investment in our future."
Conference information here: www.apics-chicago.org/