Clayton State University MBA student Jose Vejarano (Henry County) recently won the of the 2009 National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) MBA Scholarship. Students that applied for the scholarship had to meet certain criteria which included; being a MBA student in good standing, having a high GPA, and submitting faculty recommendation.
“Jose is a great student who shows a tremendous level of commitment to helping the School of Business succeed,” says Dr. Michael Tidwell, assistant dean for the School of Business and director of the Clayton State MBA program. “He is the chair of the MBA advisory board and is a true asset to our program.”
“Winning the NDTA MBA Scholarship is an honor to me,” Vejarano says. “It is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our MBA's faculty as well as our School of Business' commitment to linking its MBA program and students to prestigious organizations such as the National Defense Transportation Association.”
The scholarship is beneficial both from an economical as well as a professional stand point, Vejarano says.
"Economically, one thousand dollars comes in handy to offset tuition costs and other school related expenses,” he says. “Professionally speaking, being the recipient of this scholarship has already opened up some doors through networking with executives in the Transportation Industry at the National Defense Transportation Association award ceremony luncheon.”
Vejarano is enthusiastic about his experience at the University.
"Clayton State University, specifically the School of Business' MBA, is a very challenging, culturally and academically diverse, and professional program,” he explains. “I have professors with a commitment and dedication to their students that is second to none. A dedicated staff that goes above and beyond to provide assistance to ensure our success, all backed by a strong leadership from our Dean Dr. Chacko and Assistant Dean Dr. Tidwell."