Welcome!

News Feed Item

Forbes™ School of Business Announces Three Senior Project Scholarship Finalists

Winner will be announced at Ashford University graduation on October 5 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes School of Business at Ashford University has announced three finalists for the Senior Project Scholarship. They are Kyle Baucum from Scottsbluff, Neb.; Jason Koelliker from Running Springs, Calif.; and Clifford Ray Smith from Lemoore, Calif.

Ashford University Logo

The 2014 Senior Project Scholarship opportunity was open to Forbes School of Business students who completed their bachelor's degree capstone course or senior project and alumni who graduated within one year of the July 7, 2014 entry date. The scholarship award winner will receive $5,000 applied to future tuition in the Forbes School of Business master's degree program.

Judged by a committee of Forbes Business School faculty members and Forbes Media leadership, finalists were selected based on their applications and letters of intent to pursue a master's degree.

"My goals in completing my MBA are to expand my horizons in the business world, to gain the necessary working knowledge to be successful in business, and to provide myself with the opportunity to change my career path and enjoy a greater quality of life for my family," Baucum said.

He graduated summa cum laude last fall and received an offer to join the management team at his local rail terminal. Baucum's Leadership Priorities & Practice capstone course, led by Dr. Ashish Godbole, challenged him to apply insights from his education into his work environment. In his presentation, "The Great Recession at BNSF," Baucum explored economic influences on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad from 2007-2009. He analyzed the current situation and offered management and leadership ideas to meet future demands of the business.

Koelliker aspires to return to Ashford University for a master's degree and continue his evolution into an information technology leader. "For my entire adult life, I have played the role of jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. Obtaining my MBA will give me the opportunity to utilize my experience to master the art of leadership."

For his Leadership Priorities & Practice capstone course, led by Dr. Gregory Goussak, Koelliker wrote "Leading the Way: Strategically Managing the Changes in Healthcare." His presentation recognized that "healthcare reform requires that providers implement an electronic medical records system to improve the delivery system of care through continually changing quality standards" and provided insights on how Arrowhead Regional Medical Center can overcome challenges of implementing an Electronic Health Record system.

Smith, who was diagnosed with cancer shortly after enrolling at Ashford, was a full-time student while simultaneously working 70 hours per week as an active-duty military officer. He doubled up on courses when allowed and even found time to volunteer for the American Cancer Society while earning his bachelor's degree. He was inducted into three honor societies and graduated summa cum laude.

With plans to pursue an MBA with an emphasis in global management, Smith is a military police officer and instructor planning to retire after 24 years serving in 58 countries and two wars. "My dedication and perseverance proves I am a strong candidate for success in the MBA program," he said.

For his PR/Marketing capstone project, led by Lindsey Fosse, Smith developed a comprehensive marketing plan for AutoZone, including recommendations for global expansion into South American and European markets.

The recipient of the Forbes School of Business Senior Project Scholarship will be announced during Ashford University's fall graduation being held October 5 at the San Diego Convention Center. More than 15,000 graduates, family members, and friends are expected to attend the commencement ceremony.

About Ashford University
Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelors, or master's degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor's degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit ashford.edu or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Forbes Media
Forbes Media, publisher of Forbes, Forbes Asia and ForbesLife magazines and Forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and affluent lifestyles. The company has built a diversified portfolio of assets as part of its ongoing transformation into a global media, branding and technology company. The Forbes brand today reaches approximately 75 million people worldwide with its business message through Forbes and ForbesLife magazines and its 36 licensed local editions around the world, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social, and mobile each month. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the web. Forbes Media's brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements. The company plans to launch ForbesLife.com in September 2014.

Contact: Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations 
                      858.668.2580 · [email protected]  

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/LA68969LOGO

SOURCE Ashford University

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. In...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, drew together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established compa...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...