University Park, IL,
14:34 PM

CN Rail Gift Supports COB

Special thanks to Canadian National (CN) Rail for its generous $50,000 gift to the GSU College of Business’ Supply Chain Management MBA program.

The gift, CN Rail's second to COB since 2012, will fund scholarships for Supply Chain Management online students and undergraduates studying the same subject. It will also support online course development, faculty development, and training.

The initial CN Rail gift was used to equip the video conference room which is used as a classroom for the COB program, and to fund eight $2,500 fellowships for Supply Chain Management students.

The CN conference room is also frequently used for various other teaching and administrative purposes across the university.

On Tuesday, the conference room was the backdrop for the gift presentation, which CN's Jim Kvedaras called “but one link in the educational chain.”

Kvedaras, also a COB alumnus and a member of the COB Dean’s Advisory Board, is director of CN’s North America Government Affairs.

GSU President Elaine Maimon and COB Dean Jun Zhao were on hand to receive the gift. “We’re pleased to have CN’s support for scholarships and for online course development,’’ Dr. Maimon said.