Albany State University recently received the Innovation in Logistics Education Award for its logistics program in the College of Business. ASU was one of four recipients to receive the $7,500 prize. The inaugural award was presented by the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics on May 9 during a reception in Atlanta to kick off the 2011 Georgia Logistics Summit.
“The award recognizes the role that HBCUs play in our region as we engage students in understanding logistics and the supply chain management industry,” said Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds, interim dean of the ASU College of Business. “The state of Georgia is a leader in SCLM (Supply Chain and Logistics Management), and we are excited to be able to utilize the funds in a way that allows us to visit companies throughout the state. By doing so, we are able to leverage relationships for future internships and job placement.”
ASU is home to the Center for Advanced Logistics Management (CALM) and offers a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and logistics management. The ASU College of Business will use the Innovation in Logistics Education Award to plan student trips to Ports of Authority and other logistics hubs; launch a student professional organization in supply chain and logistics; enable students to attend trade conferences and workshops; and visit agricultural plants, educational institutions and area logistics businesses. The award will also provide funding for faculty development activities and student internship opportunities.
“We are pleased to join Efreightsolutions in making the Innovation in Logistics Education Award to Albany State University,” said Page Siplon, executive director for the Center of Innovation for Logistics. “Albany State has made great strides in their logistics education programs.
“We look forward to seeing how this award will broaden the experience of their students and continue to raise the bar for academic excellence in logistics.”
The funding for the Innovation in Logistics Education Award is generated by sponsorship of a new online freight pricing portal, www.georgiafreight.com, which provides a way for Georgia shippers to save money and increase business. The tool was initially a collaborative development and is now powered by eFreightsolutions, a Georgia-based logistics software company.
Other recipients of the Innovation in Logistics Education Award for 2011 are Clayton State University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University.
For more information about CALM or ASU’s bachelor’s degree in supply chain and logistics management, contact the ASU College of Business at (229) 430-4014 or visit www.asurams.edu.
Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds (second from left), interim dean of the ASU College of Business, accepts an Innovation in Logistics Education Award from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics on May 9 during the 2011 Georgia Logistics Summit held in Atlanta. Joining Monds are former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (fourth from left) and other award recipients, including Clayton State University, represented by Dr. John Mascaritolo (far left); Georgia Institute of Technology, represented by Dr. Alan Erera (fifth from left); Georgia Southwestern State University, represented by Dr. Stephen M. Rutner (second from right); and Kennesaw State University, represented by Dr. Richard Franza (far right).