The UW-Parkside Graduate Business Student and Alumni Association (GBSAA) has announced the recipients of its inaugural MBA Scholarships. The awards were presented to MBA students Stephanie VanDerBunt ('13) and David Kirkeby ('13) by GBSAA President Jeremy Covey (MBA, '11) at the organization's fifth annual wine tasting and fundraiser Saturday, March 9.
"Our board had planned to award just a single scholarship," said GBSAA Communications Director Jared Thorson (MBA, '09). "But we had so many worthy applicants, we decided to award two."
The GBSAA plans to award an MBA scholarship each semester. Students who are enrolled in the UW-Parkside MBA program and are legal residents of the United States are encouraged to apply.
"We are pleased that our successful fundraising events have enabled our alumni to give back to our MBA program through these student scholarships," Covey said.
Founded six years ago by MBA students Danielle Waterworth (MBA, '08) and Tracy Sunday (MBA, '08), the Graduate Business Student and Alumni Association works to attract applicants to the UW-Parkside MBA program. It provides networking and career opportunities for current MBA students and alumni, and increases community awareness about UW-Parkside programs. Students in good standing who are currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside or who have previously completed a graduate degree in business are automatically enrolled as GBSAA members. The association is advised by UW-Parkside Business faculty member Dr. Michael T. Manion.
For more information about GBSAA, or to apply for the GBSAA scholarship for the fall semester 2013, contact Professor Manion or visit the GBSAA web site.In the photo, from left, Dr. Michele Gee, Interim Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program; Jeremy Covey (MBA '10), GBSAA president; scholarship recipients David Kirkeby and Stephanie VanDerBunt, and Dr. Dirk Baldwin, Interim Dean, College of Business, Economics, and Computing.