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NAMA Foundation Awards Four Scholarships For MSU Executive Course

Posted On: 9/7/2017

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CHICAGO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced the winners of NAMA Foundation scholarships to the Executive Development Program at Michigan State University. This year, the association's Emerging Leaders Network is supporting one of the scholarships.

The 2017 NAMA scholars are Stephanie Kull, communications and media relations director of Vendors Exchange International (Cleveland); Lori Puri, marketing manager of Corporate Essentials (Parsippany, NJ); and Devin Smith, director of product and brand development of All Star Services (Port Huron, MI). Shane Prebenda, operations, channels and financial planning and accounting manager for Cantaloupe Systems (San Francisco), is the winner of the new ELN scholarship.

The four recipients won full grants to NAMA's EDP, and will be reimbursed for travel up to $500. Each award is valued at $3,975.

"We were very impressed with the pool of candidates this year, and the breadth and scope of their experience and engagement in industry leadership and service," said NAMA Foundation director Terri Bruce. "The selection committee is confident that the experience and potential these four individuals bring to the table will be an enriching contribution to this highly prestigious program."

The NAMA Scholars program is designed exclusively for senior-level association members. It's funded annually through voluntary contributions made to the NAMA Foundation. Information about the NAMA Foundation and provisions for making online donations may be found at namanow.org/foundation.