SMPS St. Louis member David Scarmana Receives Ron Garikes Student Scholarship

The Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation (SMPS Foundation) has awarded David Scarmana the 2015 Ron Garikes Student Scholarship.

David is a member of SMPS St. Louis, and currently holds the board position of Student Chapter Liaison. He is currently a senior at Fontbonne University double majoring in Business Administration and Marketing.

Congrats to Dave for this huge accomplishment!

The following information can be found on the SMPS website.

 2015 Scholarship Recipient Announced

Headshot CropThe Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation (SMPS Foundation) is pleased to announce it has awarded the 2015 Ron Garikes Student Scholarship to David J. Scarmana, of Richmond Heights, MO.  Scarmana, a fourth-year student at Fontbonne University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in business administration with an anticipated graduation date of December 2015.

Scarmana received a $2,500 scholarship from the SMPS Foundation to assist with tuition and books for his final semester. Scarmana shared, “I couldn’t have been more excited when I was notified about the scholarship. In just a year’s time, I fully immersed myself in SMPS. I, along with Chris Oakes, helped charter the SMPS student chapter at Fontbonne University. I’m so thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve received from SMPS, and I look forward to being able to share my experiences with other students.”

The SMPS Foundation trustees reviewing the scholarship applications indicated that Scarmana was selected as the 2015 recipient because he “demonstrated a commitment to the A/E/C profession and organization while still in college, through involvement in making a student chapter of SMPS a reality. He has already utilized the educational programming from SMPS to advance his knowledge base. Because of SMPS, he now knows what he wants to do upon graduation after working part time for an architectural practice and as a result of his involvement in a society student chapter.”

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