Natalie Russell, a Clayton State University senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Supply Chain Management in the College of Business, has won first place in the APICS (Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success) Atlanta Chapter’s student paper writing competition.
Russell, the broker and CEO of Millennium 2000 Realty, Inc., located in Hampton, Ga., will graduate from Clayton State with a BBA degree in Accounting on May 5, 2012. The title of her winning paper is, "The Effects of the Panama Canal Expansion on U.S. Ports and Waterways." In addition to the $500 prize for winning the competition, Russell will also have the opportunity to make a 15-minute presentation at the APICS Atlanta monthly dinner meeting on Apr. 17, at Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd., Atlanta.
Russell’s paper has also drawn attention on the Clayton State campus. John Parkerson, director of the Office of International Programs and a professor in the College of Business, is interested Russell’s topic and has requested a copy for her winning paper, noting that the subject is one that is covered in his International Business & Global Logistics class.
APICS is the association for operations management. Atlanta APICS has been serving the Atlanta area since 1964 and is one of the largest chapters within APICS. The chapter serves more than 500 members in the Greater Atlanta and North Georgia area as a non-profit educational organization addressing operations management and supply chain management issues. APICS also provides professional development opportunities for its members.