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Industry connections

We encourage you to partner with these local chapters for networking and mentoring.

APICS: This professional association for supply chain managers provides research, education and certification programs.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals: The CSCMP connects, develops and educates the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals.

Institute for Supply Management: This nonprofit professional supply management organization has more than 50,000 members worldwide.

Student Department Awards

Student of the Year: The Student of the Year Award is presented to a senior or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and leadership.

Distinguished Service Award: The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a student who has provided distinguished service to the department, university and community.

Student of the Year: Mackenzie Williams

Mackenzie is an exceptional student who maintains an extraordinary GPA while also being a member of VCU’s field hockey team.  She was part of the team that won the A-10 Championship in 2020-21.  At VCU she has achieved academic honors as a School of Business Dean’s Scholar and on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List.  Her academic accomplishments do not stop there as she has also been recognized as an A-10 All-Academic Team member and an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction which is awarded to student-athletes with cumulative GPAs of 3.9 or higher.  Mackenzie’s future plans are to earn a Master of Supply Chain Management at VCU.

Distinguished Service Awards: Keara Meeley

Keara is academically talented and also gives back to the school.  She has been on the Dean’s List for seven semesters and received the Arconic Community Scholarship valuing the Field of Engineering, Consumer Packaging, Business and Technology.  Keara has served the SCMA department by helping host events and employer spotlights for members of the Sigma Chi Mu Tau Supply Chain Honors Society as its Program Coordinator.  She completed a logistics internship at J.B. Hunt and is currently an intern in the HR department at IGS.  After graduation, Keara plans to continue working in Richmond and looks forward to becoming more involved in the community.

Student of the Year: Kylee Tennis

Kylee Tennis’s passion for analytics and research made her an easy choice for SCMA’s Student of the Year Award. Kylee has an outstanding academic record, with a major GPA of 4.0, and was described by a SCMA professor as “diligent and insightful”. Additionally, for over a year now Kylee has been working as an intern with Ember Labs as a Game Sales Analyst. At this point, she has completed over six comprehensive analytic projects for them. After graduation, she plans to work as a Logistics Analyst in the Washington DC area. Congratulations Kylee!

Distinguished Service Award: Shane Rogers

Congratulations to Shane Rogers, the SCMA Distinguished Service Award winner! Even during a pandemic, Shane has found ways to serve both VCU and the community. In the fall of 2020, he was part of the Supply Chain Analytics Project. Recently Shane co-founded and became the Vice President of the Supply Chain Management and Analytics Honor Society: Sigma Chi Mu Tau.  He also volunteers in the community by teaching Jiu-Jitsu to children. Shane is currently an intern at Century Distribution Systems while maintaining a near perfect GPA. Upon graduation Shane plans to work full-time while pursuing a Master’s degree in Statistics. 

Student of the Year: Bentley N. Zabicki

A remarkable student, Bentley has earned distinctions both on and off the field. Bentley has been on the Dean’s List every semester in addition to being a School of Business Dean’s Scholar in 2018 and 2019. A member of VCU’s field hockey team, she has been honored on the A-10 All-Academic Team and is a four-time NFHCA Scholar of Distinction. Bentley serves on the VCU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of the SCMA department’s select A+SCILS group. Upon graduation, she has accepted a position with Altria and will be working within the Customer Supply Chain Group.  


Distinguished Service AwardDaniel J. Filippelli

It is easy to see why the department selected Daniel for the SCMA Distinguished Service Award. Daniel has served the department by volunteering at Open House weekends and speaking at Investor Circle dinners. He also serves as a Campus Ambassador for Altria and works as a tutor in the Campus Learning Center. Daniel has excelled academically as well and has been on the Dean’s List the past four semesters. Following graduation Daniel will work at Altria in the Customer Supply Chain Group where he previously worked as an intern. He also looks forward to his upcoming wedding in September!

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  • The SCMA coursework has made me very competitive against other candidates for job opportunities. I have learned how to be adaptable, predict mistakes, and be a valuable asset to many teams. This program has made me unique and stand out in a cookie-cutter world.
    Hassen Hafiz
    Class of 2020
  • The SCMA department at VCU is hands down the best department there is in the school of business. They have a massive amount of resources with professors that care enough about their students to really help guide the learning process.
    Bryce Lindner
    Class of 2021
  • The opportunities in Supply Chain Management are endless and having professors that cared about my future has allowed me to explore many career options. The SCMA Department is filled with experienced professors willing to help any and all students succeed.
    Martin Ngoh
    Class of 2020