Society for Information Management presents $3,000 to TROY students

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

PHENIX CITY – The Society for Information Management (SIM) has presented $3,000 in scholarships to Troy University students majoring in information systems at the Phenix City Campus.

This semester, two Sorrell College of Business students, Jennifer Peabody and Leah Slaughter, each received $1,250 scholarships from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. Another $500 in scholarship proceeds will be used to fund enterprise architecture software in the Sorrell College of Business on the Phenix City Campus.

The two students were selected via a competitive awards process open to all TROY information systems majors, said Dr. Jim Ryan, assistant professor of information systems on the Phenix City Campus and a SIM member.

Peabody is a resident of Lanett and a 10-year employee with InterfaceFlor of West Point, Ga. Her duties with InterfaceFlor have ranged from warehouse team leader and schedule analyst to supervisor, manufacturing manager and currently as a master scheduler. She plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in summer, 2009.

Slaughter is a resident of Seale and is in her fifth year as a systems analyst with a defense contractor located at Fort Benning, Ga. She holds a 2002 associate’s degree in applied computer science from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and has obtained several certifications in A+, MCDST, and IASO. She plans to complete her bachelor’s degree by fall, 2010.

The Alabama Chapter of SIM provides scholarship awards through proceeds generated by the organization’s annual golf tournament. Over the past two years, the Alabama Chapter has supported TROY information systems majors with $7,000 in scholarship awards.

Sue Bell Cobb

Troy University information systems students at the Phenix City Campus were recently awarded $3,000 in scholarships by the Alabama Chapter of the Society for Information Management. From left to right are: Dr. Jim Ryan, program director of information systems on the Phenix City Campus, students Jennifer Peabody and Leah Slaughter, and Dr. Cherie Fretwell, Phenix City Campus business department chair. (TROY photo)