Full Scholarships Awarded to Two RIT Business Students
April 23, 2001
by Paul Stella
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Two undergraduate students have been awarded the largest scholarships offered by Rochester Institute of Technologyís College of Business. Victor Silva and Renať Powell are RITís first-ever winners of the William G. McGowan Scholars Program.
Victor Silva is a third year student from North Chili majoring in management information systems. He serves as vice president of MISST (Management Information Systems Student Team) and is a member of the Lowenthal Group, a service organization whose students act as ambassadors for the College of Business.
Renať Powell is a marketing major from Brooklyn in her third year of study. She is active in numerous college activities, including the College of Business Deanís Student Advisory Council. She is also an officer with SAABS (Society of African American Business Students) and a co-leader of the Lowenthal Group.
Both students will receive full scholarships for the 2001-2002 academic year, made possible by a nearly $40,000 grant from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. The program recognizes academic achievement among business students while encouraging leadership and community involvement.
RIT is among 31 colleges and universities from around the country that participate in the William G. McGowan Scholars Program, named in honor of the founder and chairman of MCI Communications Corp.
NOTE: RITís College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management. U.S. News & World Report ranks RITís College of Business among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country.