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The Current - Fall 2005

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The CBA Student Advisory Board has a new chair, senior Rebecca Bennett. Other SAB members include sophomores John Chirco, Jennifer Jarusch, Nicole Knight, Michael McCarty, Cassie Moran, and Robert Scarfone; junior Samantha Brayak; and seniors Rob Dunning, Shannon Marling, and Stephanie Patton.


CBA seniors Stephanie Patton and Daniel Zinser each received a $2,500 scholarship from the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED). MSED’s Education Committee presents exceptional students working toward degrees in sales and marketing with scholarships funded from MSED events. UDM students were well-represented this year, receiving two of the four scholarships awarded. To receive the scholarships, students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements, together with community and campus involvement while working to pay for their educations.


CBA students are the recipients of four out of only 35 scholarships awarded nationwide by the Department of Defense (DoD) to those studying information assurance (IA). The students will each receive full-ride scholarships, stipends, and hands-on internships during academic breaks while agreeing to serve one year of service to the DoD for each year of scholarship. DoD’s IA Scholarship Program is limited to full-time students at institutions which are designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE). UDM was designated a CAE in 2004. There are currently 67 CAEs in the U.S., including Stanford, Syracuse, and Texas A&M.


Graduate student Matthew Dossman is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from iDefense Inc., a security intelligence firm that works with governments and Fortune 500 organizations.