Students Elizabeth Fontana and Malik Dye were presented with scholarships by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII), the nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting international trade and the intermodal container transportation community.
Fontana, an MBA student with a specialization in supply chain management, and Dye, a senior majoring in international technology management with a certificate in supply chain management, have both received a $1,000 scholarship.
Fontana is currently a customer marketing manager on the M&M's® Brand. After earning her MBA she plans to continue working with Mars Chocolate in a new role in the company's sales organization.
"Obtaining an MBA from the Stillman School has broadened by my career options and strengthened my business perspective," says Fontana.
Dye, whose scholarship was awarded from The Journal of Commerce , the leading publication serving the trade and transportation industry, is a member of the University's Martin Luther King Scholarship Association and credits the association with strengthening his leadership skills. He also commends the Stillman School faculty for working with students and recommending them for awards and scholarships. In particular, he gives special thanks to Professor Renu Ramnurayanan, who recommended him for the CII award.
When asked about his plans after graduation, Dye says a successful summer internship with Lockheed Martin has led to a full-time job offer.
"I was accepted into their very competitive Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and in June of 2016 I will be returning to the company as an ELDP scholar," adds Dye.
During the awards ceremony Fontana and Dye had the opportunity to network with more than 300 industry leaders and professionals, including fellow honorees Wolfgang Freese, president of Hapag-Lloyd Region Americas, who received the 2015 CONNIE Award, and Joanne F. Casey, president and CEO of the Intermodal Association of North America, who received the CII's Lifetime Achievement Award.