DAYTON, OHIO - June 10, 2009
Reynolds and Reynolds and Wright State University Create Scholarship Program
for Outstanding Computer Science Students
Reynolds and Wright State announce first recipients of Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars Program
- The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
today announced the recipients of scholarship awards from the Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars Program at Wright State University
. Reynolds recently established the new scholarship program for outstanding students entering the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State. Each year, up to five incoming first-year computer science students will receive a scholarship from the Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars Program, and each scholarship is renewable for up to three years.
"For years, Reynolds has invested in higher education and talented students who can make a difference," said Willie Daughters, vice president at Reynolds and trustee of the Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation, which has funded the scholarships. "Now, we are adding even more focus to our commitment by partnering with Wright State University to create the Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars Program. Wright State's College of Engineering and Computer Science is preparing students for the types of computer science and technology-related skills that government and industry will demand in the future. It's gratifying to support the university and their students with this scholarship program."
The scholarship recipients for the 2009-10 school year are:
- Nathan Cardenas, Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio.
- Matthew Gaier, Tippecanoe High School, Tipp City, Ohio.
- Michael Muse, Bethel High School, New Carlisle, Ohio.
- Shaylah Mutschler, Tecumseh High School, New Carlisle, Ohio.
- Jacob Saunders, Granville High School, Granville, Ohio.
"We expect the Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars program to be a critical component in helping Wright State attract the most outstanding students into our computer science and computer engineering programs," said Thomas A. Sudkamp, professor and chair, Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University. "This year, that has already proven to be the case. It's students like these in the inaugural class who will become the next generation of computer scientists and information technology specialists whose knowledge will be essential for fueling economic and social growth across Ohio and throughout the country."
Eligibility requirements for the scholarship program include high standards for grade point average (GPA) and standardized college entrance exam scores. Wright State's College of Engineering and Computer Science
selects the recipients annually and manages the administrative aspects of the scholarship program.
"We are proud to be associated so directly with Wright State and very pleased with the high caliber of students who have been selected to receive the initial scholarship awards from the program," Daughters said. "We wish them the best success as they begin their studies in computer science."
The Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership Scholars Program
is made possible by The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation
, which primarily focuses on giving toward programs in higher education to prepare quality students for key roles in the regional communities where Reynolds has significant presence.
Reynolds and Reynolds is the automotive industry's largest and most trusted provider of automobile dealership software, services, and forms to help dealerships improve business results. The company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, with major operations in Houston and College Station, Texas, and Celina, Ohio. (www.reyrey.com
About Wright State University
Named after the famed Wright brothers, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, continues their spirit of innovation in its cutting-edge academic programs, world-class research and community partnerships. The university serves more than 17,000 students, offering 150 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.
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