Operations Management Program Awards Scholarships and Recognizes Generous Donors
The Master of Science in Operations Management program offers current students two opportunities to receive scholarships for both fall and spring semesters. The award is based on academic achievement and financial need.
The Amass Family Master of Science in Operations Management Award was awarded to Timothy Moore. Moore received a Bachelor of Science in environmental soil and water science from the U of A in 2016. As his career progressed, evolving into a management role was very appealing to him, which ignited a spark to further his education in operations management.
"After thorough research and careful consideration, I chose the M.S.O.M. program for its excellent reputation, comprehensive curriculum and alignment with my career aspirations," Moore said.
Throughout his career, he has excelled at managing and supporting various environmental compliance programs and collaborated with stakeholders to ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. These accomplishments have also opened doors to professional organizations where he is an active member in the Project Management Institute and the Society of Decision Professionals.
Moore states that upon completing his operations management degree, he hopes to transition to a new industry or sector outside of the environmental field.
"I am eager to embrace new challenges and expand my professional horizons. I am truly honored to be a recipient of this scholarship, and I am committed to making the most of this opportunity by excelling academically and striving to make a positive impact in the field," he said.
He thanked donors, the program and the scholarship committee for investing in his future.
The Amass Family Master of Science in Operations Management Award was first awarded in fall 2022. It is funded by a generous donation from an operations management alumnus and family.
Bryana Hunter from Pflugerville, Texas, is the latest recipient of the M.S.O.M. Scholarship for fall 2023. Hunter completed a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the U of A while a member of the Razorback soccer program and now is a first-year graduate student.
Hunter said doors have been opened for her to step into more leadership roles, both on and off the field.
"Being on the soccer team for the past three years, I understand what it takes to be a good teammate and a leader. I learned how to problem-solve by communicating with my teammates and understanding each person's strengths and weaknesses and personality to achieve a common goal," Hunter said.
She is also a member of the Black Leadership Advisory Committee and the marketing chair for the student-athletes advisory committee.
After graduating from the operations management program, the next chapter for Hunter is applying to medical school to study pediatric orthopedics.
"I look forward to giving back to the community, as a mentor and inspiration to young minority girls to follow their dream of pursuing a career in STEM. Giving back to the soccer community is close to me, because soccer has done so much for me, and I want someone else to experience all the benefits as I did," she said.
The M.S.O.M. Scholarship was first awarded in 2018 and is awarded each fall and spring semester. It is funded by generous donations from alumni, staff and friends.
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The Master of Science in Operations Management program began in 1974 and is designed for professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, including business and government operations. Students learn how to create value to the production of goods and services while working with worldwide suppliers and customers. To learn more about the Master of Science in Operations Management, visit our website.
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