TROY information systems students awarded SIM scholarships | Community Spirit
PHENIX CITY— Three Troy University students majoring in information systems have received $1,500 in scholarships from the Society for Information Management (SIM).
Sorrell College of Business students Roxy Duvall, Charissa Gentry and Seth Norton will divide the $1,500 award from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. The three students were selected via a competitive awards process open to all TROY information systems majors, said Dr. Jim Ryan, assistant professor and program director of information systems on the Phenix City Campus as well as a member of the Alabama SIM Chapter.
Roxie Duvall is a resident of Valley, Ala., and holds an associate degree from Southern Union State Community College. She is a senior at the Phenix City Campus and plans to graduate in December of this year. After graduation, her plans are to seek employment as a systems analyst /project manager and her dream job would be working for Walt Disney World on their project management team.
Charissa Gentry is a resident of Columbus, Ga., and is also a senior attending the Phenix City Campus. She holds an associate degree and plans to graduate in 2013. After graduation, her plans include continuing her education toward an MBA.
Seth Norton has been serving as active duty military for the past 14 years. He is currently in his last semester at Troy University and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Information Systems. He is originally from Dayton, Ohio, and has lived in the Columbus/Phenix City area for six years with his wife and three girls.
The Alabama Chapter of SIM provides scholarship awards through proceeds generated by the organization’s annual golf tournament. Over the past five years, the Alabama Chapter of SIM has supported TROY’s Sorrell College of Business information systems majors with $16,000 in scholarship awards and $64,000 for information systems majors across the state of Alabama.