Texas Tech Rawls College Nets Grant from Department of Education
August 26, 2009
By: Leslie Cranford
International business education will benefit from $186,879 grant.
The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University recently was awarded an
$186,879 Business and International Education (BIE) grant from the U.S. Department
The two-year grant, titled SCRIBE: Supply Chain Resources for International Business
Education will support the Rawls College’s continued efforts in internationalizing
its business programs. Co-investigators Donna Davis, the Georgie G. Snyder Professor
of Marketing, and James Wilcox, Alumni Professor of Marketing, will manage the SCRIBE
The award will support a range of activities for students, faculty and the regional
business community. These activities include the establishment of a new undergraduate
academic emphasis in global supply chain management (GSCM), providing outreach services
to regional and national U.S. businesses involved in global commerce and launching
information technology resources to improve the instruction and pedagogy of GSCM curriculum.
The SCRIBE program includes three major partners: a regional economic development
agency, a national professional association and U.S. businesses that employ Rawls
The regional partner is the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition
an alliance of chambers of commerce and economic development agencies in communities
located along the PTP multi-modal transportation corridor.
The professional association is the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
(CSCMP), the pre-eminent association of supply chain professionals with more than
U.S. business partners include Glazers Distribution and GVH/Millennium Distribution.
As industry partners to the SCRIBE program, the PTP Coalition and CSCMP will serve
as sources for gathering regional and national industry data in assessing program
needs in GSCM education, research and outreach. Results derived from this data will
address both local and national GSCM needs through the presentation of white papers,
the sponsorship of roundtables, the participation in seminars, and the delivery of
electronic resources to association members.
The U.S. business partners will sponsor GSCM internships and provide a platform for
student projects and foreign language training.
With the support of the U.S. Department of Education, and in close collaboration
project’s advisory board and the project’s industry partners, the SCRIBE program is
set to advance academic teaching in the international business curriculum and enable
the business community to engage more effectively in international economic activities.
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CONTACT: Donna Davis, assistant professor, Area of Marketing, Rawls College of Business,
(806) 742-3238, or firstname.lastname@example.org.