BIT announces the new Charles & Edna Neumann Scholars and Travelers programs

For release:  June 30, 2016

The BIT department will implement two new programs in the Fall 2016 semester, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Bill Neumann. Dr. Neumann has agreed to provide annual funding for the BIT Neumann Scholars Program and the BIT Neumann Travelers Program, to honor his late parents Charles and Edna Neumann.

The Scholars Program will offer FCBE students a $200 financial award and an exclusive invitation to participate in many of BIT's exclusive activities. Some of these activities will include: invitations to social gatherings with BIT faculty and distinguished FCBE guests; membership to the Association of Management Information Systems (AMIS) student organization; participation in the Technology Careers in Business (TCB) program; invitations to network with business professionals, faculty, and students; and opportunities to apply for BIT/MIS-related internships.

Dr. Neumann has also agreed to provide annual funding for the BIT Neumann Travelers Program. Through this program, BIT students can apply for reimbursement related to travel for professional conferences, up to $1,000. The program will support BIT students who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at the conferences they attend.

From left to right:  Jason Keen, Lehman-Roberts Company and BIT Advisory Board president; Marianne Hartquist, director FCBE College Development; Bill Neumann, program donor; and Margaret Schultz, BIT professor and AMIS faculty co-advisor.
From left to right: Jason Keen, Lehman-Roberts Company and BIT Advisory Board president; Marianne Hartquist, director FCBE College Development; Bill Neumann, program donor; and Margaret Schultz, BIT professor and AMIS faculty co-advisor.