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Dr. David Closs Supply Chain Management Student Experience Fund

As our Broad College SCM students prepare for and begin their careers, there are many experiences (e.g., deep learning/certification in an area, hands-on exposure to new technology, etc.) that cannot always be delivered in the classroom. Many students want to invest their time into these experiences, but discover that there may be financial barriers that cannot easily be overcome.

The SCM Student Experience Fund would create a source of funds that our almost 900 students across the program could access to support developmental co-curricular experiences. These funds would be used to sponsor program-wide access to identified experiences and/or targeted support for those students with a specific financial need.

Department Chair Cheri Speier-Pero and Corporate and Student Relationship Director Kelly Lynch will match contributions up to $3,500. 

Dr. David Closs

Dave Closs

Dr. David Closs, the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration, former SCM Department Chair, and 40-year faculty member is retiring this year. Dave has been instrumental in creating opportunities for SCM students to learn about and directly engage with practitioners. There is no better way to recognize Dave’s amazing contributions to MSU than to create a fund to provide ongoing support for our students. 

Give to the Supply Chain Management Student Experience Fund and help support the experiential development needs of our Supply Chain Management students.   

The SCM Student Experience Fund would enable students to defray expenses with obtaining certifications (e.g., green belt), participate in organized alternative spring break trips (sponsored by the Supply Chain Management Association), fund departmental workshops in important topics like additive manufacturing. Further, this fund can provide support for those students suffering financial hardship in the form of scholarships (tuition, books and course materials), facilitating access to interview attire, technology, living expenses, etc.

The Department of Supply Chain Management

The SCM Department is home to the number one Undergraduate and Graduate Supply Chain Management Programs in the country. As Broad College faculty and staff, we see the amazing commitment our SCM students have in preparing for their careers and would like to have a funding mechanism to help those students who are investing in themselves outside the classroom. 

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
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535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 19OOPCF1SCMGGD” in the note section.

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