Industrial Engineering Seniors Earn Scholarship From National Honor Society

Madeline Suellentrop and Jaclyn Walls
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Madeline Suellentrop and Jaclyn Walls

Two industrial engineering seniors have earned national scholarships from Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society. The society provides only five scholarships nationally each year.

Senior Madeline Suellentrop received the 2020-21 S. Balachandran Service Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2016 by Dr. Balachandran to recognize outstanding service to Alpha Pi Mu.

Suellentrop is the immediate past president of the U of A chapter of Alpha Pi Mu. She has also served as the recording secretary of the engineering honors society, Tau Beta Pi. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority where she serves as a Girl Scout mentor, sustainability chair and as the liaison between her chapter and the Children's Safety Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

In the fall semester of 2019, Suellentrop studied abroad in Jӧnkӧping, Sweden, studying sustainable supply chain management. She traveled to 10 different countries, met students from all over the globe and came back excited about implementing sustainability. With her research adviser, assistant professor Sarah Nurre-Pinkley, she is working to complete her thesis in which she analyzes the use of drones to deliver medical supplies in Rwanda. She has completed two co-op internships with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company in Kansas City and will return to work for them after graduation.

Suellentrop was also one of 71 graduating seniors to be chosen by the Arkansas Alumni Association as the 2021 Seniors of Significance. The number 71 commemorates the university's founding date of 1871. The Seniors of Significance are selected based upon their academic achievements, leadership skills and extracurricular campus and/or community activities.

Senior Jaclyn Walls also received a scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu. Walls is pursuing a minor in accounting and plans to continue her education, obtaining a master of accountancy degree. She just completed her term as treasurer for the U of A chapter of Alpha Pi Mu.

During her time on campus, Walls has served with the Student Alumni Association as president and as a member of Tau Beta Pi. Additionally, she has served with her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, as the recruitment logistics chair and with the U of A chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering as treasurer for two years.


Tamara O. Ellenbecker, media specialist
Department of Industrial Engineering


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