Seven students in the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) programs at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) recently received scholarships, five from the Port of Long Beach (POLB), one from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Association (IBA) and one from Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
CITT, a multidisciplinary center for multimodal transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training and policy analysis, as well as community outreach, is run through CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).
“These scholarships from an ocean carrier, trade associations and the port are a testimony of the quality of both of our students and the programs CITT offers,” said Marianne Venieris, CITT ‘s executive director and current president of the IBA. To date, CITT students have received more than $50,000 in scholarships in 2012.
The POLB is committed to help prepare students for leadership positions in the goods movement industry and awards $20,000 annually in scholarships to CITT students. Three scholarship of $5,000 each were awarded to Master of Arts in Global Logistics (MAGL) students, Stacy Kelso, Lindsay Tullis and David Sun. The MAGL program prepares individuals for leadership positions in the growing supply-chain management and global logistics industry.
The port also awarded two scholarships of $2,500 each to Andrew Eddy and Anthony Brockington, students in the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program. The GLS is a professional designation developed for the industry by the industry.
In addition, a $1,000 Mary Bleming Memorial Scholarship offered by the IBA went to Luis Jaramillo, a GLS student. Veronica Zhu, a student in the MAGL-AP program, received a $5,000 OOCL Scholarship.
A resident of Long Beach, Kelso has several years of experience in supply chain management, specifically in wholesale distribution. She is currently serving an internship at AMP Terminals, Pier 400, in the Port of Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from UC Irvine and completed CSULB’s GLS online program in 2010 and is slated to complete her MAGL this month.
Tullis, a resident of Huntington Beach, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) in 2001 with a B.S. degree in marine operations and technology. She accepted a position with Marine Terminals Corporation, a contract stevedore and terminal operating company, where she managed terminal and vessel operations for six years at the West Basin Container Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. Currently, she works for American President Lines (Eagle Marine Services) in its operations center at Global Gateway South, providing terminal logistics and operational support to customers and terminal operating teams. She is on schedule to complete the MAGL program this month.
Sun, the business development manager at Scanwell Logistics’ Los Angeles office, is also responsible for project cargo operations nationwide. He received a bachelor’s degree in water transportation management and engineering from China’s Wuhan University of Water Transportation Engineering (now renamed as Wuhan University of Technology) in 1990. He currently resides in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Eddy graduated from the GLS program in January, and while enrolled in the program, she accepted a position as vice president of new office development for Western Dental Services in October and is responsible for leading and coordinating dental office growth on a national basis. Eddy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in real estate finance at the University of Southern California in 1986. A resident of Huntington Beach, he is an International Facilities Management Association certified facility manager and a licensed real estate broker in California.
A resident of Long Beach, Brockington has worked in the logistics industry for several years, beginning as a customs brokerage at Tower Group (now FedEx Trade Networks) and evolving into a career with a BCO shipper in Transportation Management in the High Tech sector. Brockington recently took a position at Toshiba where he supports the domestic retail distribution network for visual products (televisions and disc players). He holds a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
Jaramillo, who was born and raised in a small town in Colombia and currently lives in San Diego, earned a degree in industrial design and two master degrees—marketing management and international business—from his hometown university in Colombia. Currently enrolled in the GLS program, he believes it will help him update his knowledge on current issues in the import-export field and will allow him to be more competitive in the job market.
The OOCL Scholarship awarded to Zhu is in honor of Christine Speaker, a CSULB graduate who worked for OOCL (USA) Inc. as an inside sales analyst and passed away in her early 20s. The scholarship was established in honor of Speaker for a female graduate or undergraduate student with a major in transportation/logistics. Zhu, a resident of Long Beach, was born in Xi’an, an inland city in northern China, and moved to Hainan Island. An international student, she received an A.A. degree in economics from Santa Monica College, a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Irvine and is committed to her graduate studies in the MAGL program.
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