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06-23-2009

Crane Fund for Widows and Children to Provide Scholarships to Clarkson University Business Students

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The Crane Fund for Widows and Children has provided $75,000 in scholarships in the next two academic years to Clarkson University School of Business supply chain students.crane

This contribution was presented recently by Christopher Parsons, Crane Co. director of supply chain, to Farzad Mahmoodi, director of Clarkson’s Global Supply Chain Management Program.

"Crane Co. is excited about the prospects of contributing to the development of tomorrow’s global business leaders. We have hired a number of successful Clarkson alumni in recent years and look forward to continuing that trend," said Parsons.

Each academic year, the Crane Fund for Widows and Children Scholars Program will provide scholarships to MBA students pursuing the supply chain management track. It will also provide scholarships to juniors or seniors majoring in supply chain management or in the supply chain management concentration of the interdisciplinary engineering and management program. Scholarship awards will range from $5,000 to $6,250 per student.

"We are extremely grateful to Crane Fund for Widows and Children for their generous support of our supply chain students. We hope to continue working closely with the Crane Co. and its various world-class operations throughout the globe," said Mahmoodi.

Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. In essence, supply chain management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Clarkson’s supply chain management program in the top-20 annually since 2003

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Crane Fund for Widows and Children will provide $37,500 in scholarships annually to Clarkson University School of Business students. The initial contribution for the first scholarships was presented recently by Christopher Parsons (left), Crane Co. director of supply chain, to Farzad Mahmoodi, director of Clarkson’s Global Supply Chain Management Program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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