TROY information systems students awarded SIM scholarships

Posted: Friday, 26 March 2010

PHENIX CITY—Two Troy University students majoring in information systems at the Phenix City Campus have earned $4,000 in scholarships from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Sorrell College of Business students Kevin McHargue and Dasjon Pittos-Jenkins have each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. The two 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.

McHargue is a junior information systems major and is employed as a Systems Specialist with Michelin North America in Phenix City. Raised in Smiths Station, Ala., he now lives in Phenix City with his wife Brandy and two children, Kevin and Kyleigh.

Pittos-Jenkins is a resident of Columbus, Ga., and is employed as a Trust Operations Specialist with Synovus in Columbus. He is a senior pursuing his second major in information systems, with the first in accounting. After completing his double major in summer 2010, he plans to further his education by pursuing an MBA at TROY.

The Alabama Chapter of SIM provides scholarship awards through proceeds generated by the organization’s annual golf tournament. Over the past three years, the Alabama Chapter of SIM has supported TROY’s Sorrell College of Business information systems majors with $11,000 in scholarship awards.

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Two Troy University information systems students have been awarded scholarships totaling $4,000 by the Alabama Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Jim Ryan, program director of information systems on the Phenix City Campus, students Kevin McHargue of Phenix City and Dasjon Pittos-Jenkins of Columbus, Ga., and Dr. Cherie Fretwell, Phenix City Campus business department chair. (TROY photo)