Thursday, May 31, 2012

Peoria MBA student awarded FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowship

Lisa Adams, a graduate student in the MBA program at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded a $12,000 fellowship from FMC Technologies Inc. for the 2012-13 academic year.

“I feel privileged and honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award, and grateful to be one of the limited number of recipients chosen,” said Adams.

Adams, a Peoria resident, takes classes at the UIS Peoria Center and online. The UIS Peoria MBA format is designed to meet the needs of students who are employed fulltime but wish to complete degree requirements in a timely manner. Courses are offered so that it is possible for students to complete degree requirements in less than two years.

In addition to the financial benefit, receiving the fellowship has further confirmed Adam’s commitment to the UIS MBA program.

“I feel honored to be a member of the UIS community which implements and dedicates so much effort to enhancing our education and giving back to the students,” said Adams.

Established in 1971, the fellowship program honors outstanding graduate students in business administration, economics, engineering, finance or related fields. Final selections are made by representatives from FMC Technologies, the University of Illinois, and the U of I Foundation.

“I wish to provide my sincere appreciation to FMC Technologies for funding this fellowship,” said Adams. “Their dedication to the University of Illinois is greatly admired, and directly impacts the future of education.”

Applicants are required to submit a background essay describing their achievements as a graduate student, as well as three letters of reference, and official transcripts. Faculty members nominate students for consideration.

The FMC Educational Fund (formerly the Link-Belt Educational Fund) was established in 1963 by U of I alumnus Bert A. Gayman, who generously donated 10,000 shares of stock to the University of Illinois Foundation.

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