Smeal graduate earns MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award

Karoline Rueckerl, center, accepts congratulations from Danny Yunes, right, a Smeal supply chain alumnus and graduate of MIT’s Supply Chain Management Program, and Russell Barton, Smeal senior associate dean for research and faculty. Rueckerl won the MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award. Credit: By Jonathan BeightolAll Rights Reserved.

Karoline Rueckerl, a graduating senior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems major, has earned a Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award is granted to an outstanding graduating senior in supply chain at Penn State as a result of a partnership initiated between the two institutions in 2013. The award grants a tuition scholarship for the student’s use toward the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Degree Program.

“For the third year in a row, an outstanding graduating Smeal student has been rewarded by MIT,” said Robert Novack, associate professor of business logistics. “This partnership underscores the excellent students that graduate from our supply chain program.”

Danny Yunes, a Smeal supply chain alumnus and graduate of MIT’s Supply Chain Management Program, visited the Business Building to present Rueckerl with her award. Yunes is a manager of supply chain strategy at Coyote Logistics in Chicago.

The MIT Supply Chain Management Program is a 10-month study program designed for early career supply chain professionals that includes coursework, a company-sponsored project, and international travel.

About Supply Chain at Penn StateSmeal’s No. 1 supply chain program offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain education, beginning at the undergraduate level with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems. In conjunction with Penn State's World Campus, students can earn a Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program offers a concentration in supply chain management, and the college also offers a doctorate in supply chain. Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs offer certificate programs in supply chain management and supply chain leadership.

Last Updated May 18, 2015