WMU student wins coveted scholarship from software company

contact: Mark Schwerin
| WMU News
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KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University student is one of 15 nationwide to win a $5,000 scholarship from the world's leading business software company.

Andrew Taylor of Kalamazoo, a junior majoring in integrated supply management, has won the SAP America Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in business, computer science, mathematics or engineering. Taylor, a U.S. army veteran who served in Iraq, is the sixth ISM student from WMU to win the coveted scholarship since 2007.

"Winning this scholarship inspires and motivates me to continue to set the bar high and reach for it in hopes of honoring those who have faith in me," Taylor says.

Taylor's achievement is emblematic of the mission and goals of the ISM program and its students, says Dr. Bret Wagner, program director and associate professor of management.

"The ISM program has a long tradition of integrating technology like SAP software into the curriculum," Wagner says. "Many of our students have leveraged these technology skills in developing their careers. It's rewarding to see an excellent student like Andrew recognized for his efforts in taking advantage of the opportunities available to learn these technical skills."

The SAP University Alliance Program provides faculty members at approximately 120 universities in the United States and Canada with the tools and resources necessary to teach using SAP Business Suite--software that supports business, engineering and information technology programs and enables students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, exercises and problem solving, case studies and research programs.

For more information, contact Valorie Juergens in WMU's Haworth College of Business at valorie.juergens@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5964.