MGA Grad Students Awarded Dixie Crow Scholarships

Author: Joelle Walls
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM
Categories: School of Business | Students | Pressroom

Warner Robins, GA

The two MGA students in this group photo of scholarship recipients are Kelsey Wade, in the white pants, and Jerrie Schack, to Wade's right. Wade is standing next to Col. James S. Wilson who represented the Dixie Crow Chapter.

Kelsey Wade and Jerrie Schack, who are pursuing Master of Science degrees in Management at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), were recently awarded Dixie Crow Scholarships from the Dixie Crow Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC).

The AOC is comprised of members and organizations in government, defense, industry, and academia whose mission is to promote the exchange of ideas and information in electronic warfare and other information-related capabilities.

“We are very appreciative of the Dixie Crow Chapter for recognizing two of our outstanding students from the School of Business,” said Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of MGA’s School of Business.

Wade earned a bachelor’s degree in business and information technology in 2013 from MGA. She is currently in the Copper Cap training program in the contract specialist field at Robins Air Force Base. Participants in the program work alongside professional contracting officers and receive formal and on-the-job training in all areas of contract management.

Wade explained that the program encourages trainees to pursue an advanced degree.

“I chose to get my master's at MGA based on its proven ability to educate and inspire graduates and lifelong learners who enhance our area through leadership, innovation and community engagement,” said Wade. “A Master of Science in Management from Middle Georgia State University is an essential part of my professional growth as it will better prepare me for my future as a contracting specialist. I am grateful to the Dixie Crows for helping me pursue my Master’s by selecting me for a scholarship.”

Schack earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2016 from MGA. She is currently in the Palace Acquire program in the logistics management field at Robins Air Force Base. The program prepares participants for future careers in logistics management.

“I applied for a Dixie Crow Scholarship on the encouragement from a past scholarship winner,” said Schack. “It is a great organization and I am honored in being selected.”

The scholarship presentation took place at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins during the 2018 Dixie Crow Symposium in late March 2018.