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MBA Graduate Receives Management Award

UCR M.B.A. Graduate Receives Management Award

Szu-Jui Lin receives the George W. Dubois Memorial Award demonstrating
Innovative problem solving in management and high-quality scholarship

(June 8, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — Szu-Jui Lin, a recent graduate of the M.B.A. Program at the University of California, Riverside, has been chosen by the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management to receive the 2005 George W. Dubois Memorial Award in management, which recognizes both practical problem solving and high-quality scholarship.

The award celebrates Lin’s demonstrated ability to identify management problems and offer definite unique solutions or courses of action, together with high academic achievement and excellence in writing a management paper.

Her award-winning paper is titled Applying Forecasting Skills to AFLAC Challenges and illustrates her ability to apply theoretical concepts and ideas to concrete managerial problems, graduate school officials said. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. and enter academia as a management professor.

“I am so happy that I can receive this honorable award, since I know there are many excellent students in AGSM who also applied for this honor,” she said. “It makes me feel really proud.”

Lin, a native of Taiwan, said she came to the United States, not just to study but also to live a small part of the American experience, traveling through 25 states and becoming president of the Taiwanese Graduate Student Association at UCR.

The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is made possible by The Lee and Rose Warner Foundation in honor of George W. DuBois, the first manager of Space Center Mira Loma — the more-than 300 acre industrial real estate park in Riverside. Space Center Mira Loma is part of the Space Center companies with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, which has additional major locations in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn.

Lin completed her M.B.A. in March 2005 and has earned a 3.96 overall grade point average. She completed her undergraduate degree in information management at National Central University, Taoyuan County, Taiwan. Lin is completing a second master’s degree in management information systems at the National Central University in Taiwan and has not decided whether she’ll return to the United States to pursue her Ph.D.

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