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2021 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded

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2020 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded
Image of 4 scholarship recipients standing with Dennis Pawley
Left to right: Carly Kallen, Mariama Toure, Denny Pawley, Jessica Janniman, and Afshan Roshani.

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Carly Kallen (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Mariama Toure (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) have each been awarded a $1500 undergraduate scholarship.

The Pawley Lean Institute is also pleased to announce that Afshan Roshani (Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Jessica Janniman (Ed.D. candidate/SEHS) have each been awarded a $2000 graduate scholarship.

Dennis Wade, Director of the Pawley Lean Institute, notes that “All of these students demonstrated working knowledge of lean concepts as well as practical application of those concepts. We are very excited to use our funds to support the education of Oakland University students, and know that the lean concepts these students have acquired will serve them well in the future.”

Dr. Robert Van Til, Pawley Professor of Lean Studies and Chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, adds, “We are honored to have our undergraduate and graduate ISE students receive theses scholarships. Lean is a an important component of an engineer's skillset, and the School of Engineering and Computer Science works closely with the Pawley Lean Institute to improve our students ability to apply lean concepts and tools to real-world projects."

Dr. Eileen Johnson (Chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership), stated, “We are so pleased to see our students embrace our lean curriculum and be rewarded within the School of Education and Human Services.”

Wade adds that these scholarship awards are interdisciplinary in nature and available to all students from Oakland University that have demonstrated lean learning, projects, or practice in the workplace. For more information on, including how to apply for the 2021 awards, visit the Pawley Lean Institute webpage.

Designed to benefit Oakland University students, schools, nonprofits, government and industry, the Pawley Lean Institute shares concepts and practices of Lean thinking to create leaders and learners in the University, public and private sectors, and the community. Dennis Pawley, Founder of the Pawley Lean Institute commented, “To see students grasp these concepts is extremely satisfying to me, I want to personally recognize the accomplishments of these student award recipients.”

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