As an undergraduate Eller MIS student, Joelle Benson was given the opportunity to put cutting-edge information systems theories she learned in the classroom into practice by working with Regents’ Professor Jay Nunamaker in his Center for Management Information (CMI) lab.
Within the CMI lab, Joelle helped conduct research on technology and processes that allow groups to move toward new levels of efficiency and productivity. “The MIS department gave me a solid educational foundation, and challenged me to constantly strive to achieve and succeed post-college.”
Now a health care and life sciences strategic account executive with Dell, Joelle is giving back and providing the same type of opportunities she received to current MIS undergraduates.
Joelle’s scholarship, which is partially funded with Dell’s corporate matching program, provides MIS undergraduates the opportunity to participate in hands-on research projects involving analytics in health care during their fall and spring semesters. Selected students will be eligible to receive $1,250 per semester. The scholarship was established 2017.
Congratulations to the following awardees: